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Canada's internet outage caused by 'maintenance'
BBC ^ | 07/10/2022 | Malu Cursino

Posted on 07/10/2022 10:37:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin

CEO Tony Staffieri said the failure followed "a maintenance update in our core network".

Transport, banking and emergency services were all hit by Friday's blackout, with 911 hotlines and bank ATMs left unavailable.

Canadians flocked to coffee shops and libraries to find a connection.

The service outage began at 04:30 local time (08:30 GMT) on Friday and lasted for more than 15 hours, but most services have now been restored.

Mr Staffieri said the maintenance work "caused some of our routers to malfunction early Friday morning".

The outage had a huge effect on a wide range of services across Canada, serving as a reminder of how reliant society has become on modern communications.

Many 911 services reported difficulties with incoming calls and hospitals asked on-call staff to come into work until the issue was resolved.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
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1 posted on 07/10/2022 10:37:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

It seems to me that they always upgrade for surveillance reasons when these outages happen.

Call me cynical.


2 posted on 07/10/2022 10:39:09 AM PDT by Jonty30 (Are vegetarian real vegetarian burgers or just fake meat?)
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To: FrogMom; dayglored; Conan the Librarian; McGruff; TornadoAlley3; Eagles6; Cedar; dforest; ...
Ping Me When the Internet Goes Down ping

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3 posted on 07/10/2022 10:40:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire, or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

White conservatives hit hardest.


4 posted on 07/10/2022 10:45:47 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Noah was called a conspiracy theorist by CNN . . . and then it rained.)
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To: BenLurkin

Cyber Polygon?

The Cyber Polygon 2022 Cyber pandemic simulation was supposed to take place today, July 8 2022. Organized by Bi-Zone with support from, you guessed it, the World Economic Forum.


5 posted on 07/10/2022 10:46:36 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Conservative. Not a Neocon.)
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To: BenLurkin

Either it was a software upload from FedGouvCan or the cost of the ‘maintenance’ correction was a ransom paid to hackers.


6 posted on 07/10/2022 10:48:42 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian ( Ceterum autem censeo Justinius True-dope-us esse delendam)
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To: Jonty30

A few months ago we were called in for a major outage at a large ISP. I thought it was interesting they were calling for cybersecurity assistance for an ISP. The ISP was infiltrated months prior without detecting the threat, and they slowly established a presence across their network including on customer endpoints. The outage was a calculated move to allow the bad actor time to get out undetected.

Most governments have taps available to them inside ISPs. The ISPs are not required to divulge this information. In the event of an executed warrant, they are not obligated to tell you if you’re the subject of a tap. I’d imagine in Canada, freedom is even easier to subjugate.


7 posted on 07/10/2022 10:49:34 AM PDT by rarestia (“A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.” -Hamilton)
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To: BenLurkin
I found a photo of the maintenance guy:
8 posted on 07/10/2022 10:49:44 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: mkmensinger

Canada’s internet outage caused by ‘lack of maintenance’


9 posted on 07/10/2022 10:56:57 AM PDT by Bobalu (A dem asked what side I was for in Ukraine, I said "I'm against the commies" -- He got real pissed!)
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To: mkmensinger

Hmmm….No duct tape…. Might be an imposter…


10 posted on 07/10/2022 10:58:21 AM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: BenLurkin

Testing to see if they can black out whole areas?


11 posted on 07/10/2022 11:19:21 AM PDT by Raycpa
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We have three or four big telecom companies up here, one had the massive outage, the others did not. Luckily we have our phone, internet and TV on a different provider and didn’t lose connections to any of them.

The main impact was on finances, up here there’s a system called Interac which is an all-banks debit card setup, that crashed but VISA and Mastercard did not crash, so as long as you had those cards, no problem.

I had to laugh, a guy came on from that company and basically said they had figured out that the system crashed because the system crashed. Umm.


12 posted on 07/10/2022 11:20:09 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (If only one of those bears Putin wrestled had won)
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To: BenLurkin

Maintenance...riiight.


13 posted on 07/10/2022 11:22:47 AM PDT by matt04 ( )
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like BS to me.


14 posted on 07/10/2022 11:24:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: BenLurkin

And just that easily nobody buys anything or goes anywhere. Believe me, it’s been noticed.


15 posted on 07/10/2022 11:29:53 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Raycpa

That same day, my son in NW Nevada called in the early evening to tell me the internet and some cell services were down in his area all day long. At 4PM PDT, his cell service was back up (AT&T) but the internet was still down.


16 posted on 07/10/2022 11:30:03 AM PDT by thescourged1
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Mediacom in Iowa also had interrupted internet.


17 posted on 07/10/2022 11:32:14 AM PDT by jjotto ( Blessed are You LORD, who crushes enemies and subdues the wicked.)
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To: BenLurkin

Large quantities of computers are very weird things. Last spring they did a “power upgrade” to the building my company is in. This involved replacing the UPS in one lab and wiring the other lab up to it. Boom boom everything seemed to go fine for 2 days. Then the routers that control one of our domains started flaking out, one port after another failed over the course of 3 days, just dead. Not the other domains, not even the the domain that this domain is a child of. And not all ports at once, just a random port every couple of hours. Exactly the type of thing anybody in IT will tell you is impossible, and couldn’t possibly be related to switching where the power comes from. But it happened. Had to do some deep re-configuring to get most of the routers back, one just had to be replaced outright.

So, yeah, feces occurs.


18 posted on 07/10/2022 11:32:25 AM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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4 l8r


19 posted on 07/10/2022 11:37:25 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (nothing funny here ;-)
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To: BenLurkin

People had to pay with Cash , just think if Trudeau had his Digital Currency in place and No Cash . He also banned single use plastics ,just think of the mess in supermarkets not to mention the garbage


20 posted on 07/10/2022 11:38:17 AM PDT by butlerweave
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