Was a Major Wireless Provider Attacked Last Week?
February 21, 2023
If you’ve been listening to The Hacks for any length of time, you know that Tom and Chunga LOVE a good conspiracy theory. So far, 2023 has given them a fountain of strange happenings, to keep their tin foil hats happy!
T-Mobile (Tom and Chunga are both long time customers) suffered a major outage a few days ago that affected tens of millions of people. There were several additional wireless providers that got caught up in the mess as well. Normally, when an outage takes place, even when it’s only for a few minutes, a wireless provider will fall all over themselves trying to explain what happened and why. This time however, nobody is talking about it–nobody. The only explanation offered was a cryptic statement in the middle of the night.
In this episode of The Hacks, Tom and Chunga talk about the difficulties in protecting an infrastructure as complex as a wireless network and if they think this was a large scale attack and/or dress rehearsal by a nation state. Listen now to see what they think!
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