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Mirai virus? Er, maybe not...

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A few days ago there was a major outbreak of the Mirai worm, causing large internet outages. My router appeared not to be working, and turning it off and back on again didn't work either. I called the ISP and an engineer was (eventually) dispatched. It took nearly a week owing to the widespread nature of the problem.

When the guy finally turned up to sort things out, he poked around for a while and was unable to find any problem with the router. After much searching it eventually transpired that the wiring in my house is so old that the wires had dropped out of the terminals in the junction box. Why this happened to occur during one of the largest ever cyber attacks remains to be discerned 😁
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