Al-Qaeda’s planned attack in London – that’s why we need CPNI

The recent Times Online report Al-Qaeda plot to bring down UK internet shows that massive terrorism operations are being prepared still. The target was the headquarters of Telehouse Europe located in Docklands, London.


The discovery led Eliza Manningham-Buller, head of MI5, to set up the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure last month. It is a special MI5 unit…

There are several Internet Exchange Points in London, but we don’t know if this was the only target being planned.

What CPNI? The unit was founded on 1st February and there is no NISCC (National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre) any more.

It appears that Telehouse Docklands has detailed Building Specifications listed at their Main page(!).