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Divers Caught Cutting Undersea Cable, Disrupting Internet
Europe with Africa, the Middle East and Asia Affected

 2:11 pm on Mar 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

Anyone in the area affected?

According to the report, the cables should be reconnected by now.

Egypt's coastguard caught three divers cutting through an undersea Internet cable on Wednesday, the army said, the first suggestion criminals might be involved in days of severed connections and disruptions online.Divers Caught Cutting Undersea Cable, Disrupting Internet [reuters.com]
"The armed forces foiled an attempt and arrested three divers while they were cutting a submarine cable," he said.



 3:46 am on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

that's been done before.

Damaged cable cuts Internet in Mideast - Foo forum:
http://www.webmasterworld.com/foo/3562163.htm [webmasterworld.com]


 4:11 am on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

Here our "Egyptians" usually go for copper ( some even go for high voltage electricity cables with wood axes..the police arrest their ashes )..but they have been known to mistake optical fibre for "scrapyard treasure in a tube"..One of the most frequent causes of train delays is some one ( usually of a "travelling persuasion" ) stole a length of copper signaling wire..


 5:12 am on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

Funny you should say that. My first reaction was "Isn't saltwater conductive as all hell?"

Better them than me...

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