So we know now that two of StarHub’s recent disruptions are not the fault of StarHub (Btw, its fibre broadband sucks. Reminds me of the internet dial-up age, at times: can go make coffee, go to the loo while waiting for a connection. Shouldn’t have accepted the “cheap” package on offer.)
The two disruptions that StarHub broadband subscribers experienced last Saturday (Oct 22), and again, on Monday (Oct 24), was caused by a cyberattack, the telco said late on Tuesday, adding that it was keeping its eyes on possible follow-up attacks.
StarHub said it has completed inspections and analysis of its network logs, and “we are now able to confirm that we had experienced intentional and likely malicious distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on our Domain Name Servers (DNS)”.
Sounds a tad too convenient for my cynical taste buds.
Bet the third attack will also be blamed on hackers. Bit like a student telling his teacher that the maid spilled coffee/ curry/ soup over his homework.
“The dog ate my homework” is an English expression purported to be a favorite excuse made by schoolchildren explaining their failure to turn in an assignment on time.
But as SMRT is staffed by an ex-SAF general and there are lots of LTCs and majors skivving, this smoke throwing excuse should have first been tot of by SMRT, not StarHub. But then the StarHub CEO is a FT, not a scholar and retired general.