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The BBC is linking a "sophisticated cyber-attack" against its Persian service to intimidation from the Iranian authorities. BBC Director-General Mark Thompson will reveal today that a run of digital assaults accompanied the jamming of the Beeb's satellite feeds into Iran and automated calls against phone lines in London used by …

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Mushroom

They are prank calling us!

Clearly no other option than military invasion.

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Anonymous Coward

logs or it didn't happen! (FalseFlags)

given that the US started graduating cyberwarriors a while ago#1 who know who'se doing what on the interwebs! There's much opportunity for digitalFalseFlagging!! Consider further the various news sources suggesting recently that 19 people with outrageously freeench accents have been picked up around Homs/Azouz recently in the Syrian repressive regime#2 (compare that with UK/French media silence on the very existence of the concept of falseFlag)

I do grant that iran hates BBC Persian and installed massive jamming before the 2009 election, with many locally made RF modules situated high-up on the Milad tower in central Tehran. Pics at #3 http://spyblog.org.uk.p10.hostingprod.com/blog/2009/07/satellite-jammers-in-iran.html (so that did happen!)

#1US cybewarriors can do coding after 90 minutes shock , are trained to attack websites claim:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2010/December/Pages/AirForceGraduatesFirstBatchofCyberwarriors.aspx

#2 http://www.voltairenet.org/France-restores-military (censorship)

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Anonymous Coward

Shurely shome coincidence?

Oh look the UK puts financial sanctions in place which in turn trigger an EU ban on Iranian crude then goes off to discuss Israel's next target with the USA and the World Service takes a hit?

FFS what do you expect?

Grow up luvvies.

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Mushroom

Retaliation

Seeing as he was so successful against Mexico and India, lets send in Clarkson.

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Stop

You can hardly blame the Iranian government for blocking blatant foreign propaganda. Why do I have to pay for all these propaganda TV channels in our taxes via the both the license and the Home Office?

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Because

your 'propaganda' is another person's truth and you're a part of British society.

Feel free to change that.

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Press TV

It's just the usual tit for tat - Westminster banned Press TV first.

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Could this be related to the thousands of spoofed midnight phone calls last week?

Thousands of Brits bombarded in caller spoofing riddle

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/12/caller_id_spoofing_uk/

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