In articles about business continuity planning, vandalism often makes something of a token appearance as part of a list of potential disasters that include floods, storms, fires, pandemics and terrorism. Like these others, vandalism can cause business interruption as the recent story of an attack on a cable bridge in London showed. The result was the forced closure of hundreds of shops and businesses in the area. As one victim put it, “It’s worrying to think they have shut down half of south-east London with a pair of bolt cutters”. However, pure vandalism also has an aspect that makes it unique among factors affecting BC.