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Skip to 0 minutes and 10 secondsWell, as you may have seen in the media, I'm pleased to report that things are somewhere back to normal given the arrest of Blair Jones, leader of the British cyber crime group called Priyome. Following a successful expose yesterday, Gordon Price has revealed that the Scottish intelligence service had known about the cyber-terrorist group behind the events for three years but hadn't acted on the information they had. It now transpires that Priyome had initially synchronised their malicious activities with a number of conflicting and coinciding events in Scotland in order to prevent detection. This lack of detection allowed their code to infiltrate stronger and more advanced systems.

Skip to 0 minutes and 59 secondsIn a statement which has just been released-- and I'm looking at it here by Jones' lawyer-- "apparently, the group's aim was to illustrate the corporation's stranglehold on technology and the need for important governmental information to be disclosed to the public." Well, on the basis of yesterday's exposé, it seems very much likely that particular members of the Scottish intelligence service will lose their jobs and the agency will face a lengthy inquiry.

The Blackout: day seven - 'situation stabilised'

Please watch our final video on ‘The Blackout’ above.

Can the situation be said to be stabilised? Are the people involved those who you expected from the outset? What are the likely repercussions of such a ‘lengthy inquiry’? Are there issues that still need investigated?

Please post your thoughts in the comments area.

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