Speculation that a foreign adversary caused mass internet outages in Canada are rampant on social media.
Global News is reporting that a spokesperson for Marco Mendicino, Canada’s Public Safety Minister, stated that Friday’s internet outage was not caused by a cyberattack.
Despite reports that Rogers is in the process of restoring its services and that the network wasn’t brought down by a hack, many people on social media continue to blame the outage on a cyberattack.
Some continue to speculate a foreign adversary was involved. The hashtag #cyberattack is trending on Twitter at the time of writing.
It is notable that Mendocino has spread false claims before. He falsely claimed that the police requested the Emergency Act be invoked, something that has been debunked by independent media.
Global News also has a troubled relationship with the truth. “Journalist” Rachel Gilmore is currently under fire for spreading unsubstantiated claims about Pierre Poilievre and Canada Day protesters.
The cause of Roger’s internet meltdown remains unclear. The company is apologetic, yet tight-lipped.
Some people have pointed the finger at China, some have blamed Klaus Schwab and the WEF, while others point the finger at Russia.
Despite the reports, no public evidence exists that the Roger internet outage was caused by a hack.
However, it is not uncommon for companies to announce hacks long after they occur.
An article posted by Cloudflare claims that the network was likely brought down due to a technical glitch.
More to come