Media Bleed

“Our esteemed friends at The Register are reporting on how a hoax email caused large numbers of people to flood the switchboard of their local police.

This illustrates a phenomenon of “media bleed”, where the attributes of one medium overflow to pollute or enhance another. In this case, the anonymous nature of email has bypassed the anti-abuse features of the PSTN.”

» Teleapocalypse: DDoS comes to the phone network

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