BT managed the official website for the Games, serving up over 40 billion page views during the event. Speaking almost a year after the event took place, the chief executive of BT Global Services, Luis Alvarez, revealed the extent of the threats the firm faced.
“During the Olympics we had more than 212 million malicious attempts to damage the website,” he said. No more information was given on the types of attack or when they occurred, but the figure underlines the scale of attacks made on major websites.
Alvarez made the comment as part of a wider discussion on the fact security has become one of the first issues the firm is talking with its customers about, as threats to their networks increase all the time.