Yesterday, Belkin routers all over the globe prevented users from accessing the internet. Belkin spoke out on the issue after the matter was resolved.
Belkin stated that one of their cloud services that was tasked with maintaining router operations had been negatively impacted by a change made in Belkin’s data center, which in turn caused a false denial of service. However, services were restored by 3PM PST although a number of users still had to restart their router and cable modem to regain connectivity to the internet.
As a result of the 15 hour long wait before Belkin addressed the issue, many speculated the different causes as well as some even conjuring their own conspiracy theories.
It does give some food for thought however. If a local networking device could be disabled or even controlled remotely from a server, who’s to say that worst events couldn’t have transpired? In hindsight however, Belkin reassured that the abrupt interruption of their routers connection to the internet was caused by one of Belkin’s remote operations and not due to Belkin uploading buggy firmware as many have speculated.