Apology for crashed Get Safe Online anti-hack site

4th June 2014 Web design 865
Apology for crashed Get Safe Online anti-hack site

The head of a government-funded cyber-security advice website has apologised and said he was "not sleeping" after the site collapsed under heavy traffic.

Get Safe Online was publicised as being the place to go for advice to protect computers against a high-profile hack.

But within moments of an announcement on Monday, the website collapsed under a deluge of visitors.

Despite extra capacity being added, problems continued well into Wednesday morning.

The incident has called into question the UK's ability to handle a more serious cyber-security crisis.

"It's important for people to realise that this has been a learning curve for us," said Tony Neate, Get Safe Online's chief executive.

Original article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27695170