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Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by danx
"Your last article sums up what I have been saying. It is far easier (and in the case of UK law, it is cumpulsory for telco's to co-operate and remain secret) to tap transmissions at network nodes.
"The cables are crucial to global communication, but they're only a couple of inches thick and easily damaged. "
"A good example: back in June an 11km section of SEA-ME-WE 3 was stolen and sold as scrap by pirates, leaving residents of Vietnam without internet access."
Astrophysics (-as ATS'rs should be well aware by now that this same principal applies to the current rash of NEO asteroids detected.)
"Isn't this just a case of stories unearthing more stories that would normally go unnoticed?"
It is little known by the American people, but nevertheless true, that Iran intends to open its own Oil Bourse this month
"Cable cuts happen on average once every three days," Beckert said. There are 25 large ships that do nothing but fix cable cuts and bends, Beckert adds.
Originally posted by BallBreaker
USA most likely did it, cut off the daily Muslim Hackers from busting into the US mainframe. This will send a Message too the Chinese and there hacking Teams too stop messing around in the Pentagon or be CUT...off the internet......
Originally posted by Pellevoisin
A clock is ticking for the Skull & Bones boys. They need to invade Iran and get to Persepolis and also to the grave of Cyrus before the current Iranian government floods them in a dam project. After the Skull & Bones boys got what they were looking for in the Great Museum in Baghdad (and other digging in Babylon), they have some Persian bits to gather up on their worldwide scavenger hunt for the honour of Enlil and Lucifer...
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
This is completely bizarre and has to be intentional. Something or someone is severing undersea cables and no one wants to talk about it. Hmm.
(visit the link for the full news article)
CIA Says Hackers Have Cut Power Grid
Several cities outside the U.S. have sustained attacks on utility systems and extortion demands.
Criminals have launched online attacks that disrupted power equipment in several regions outside of the U.S., he said, without identifying the countries affected. The goal of the attacks was extortion, he said.
"We have information, from multiple regions outside the United States, of cyber intrusions into utilities, followed by extortion demands," he said in a statement posted to the Web on Friday by the conference's organizers, the SANS Institute. "In at least one case, the disruption caused a power outage affecting multiple cities. We do not know who executed these attacks or why, but all involved intrusions through the Internet."
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
I don't suppose anyone might have posted or considered this yet as a possible reason for the cable cuts?
CIA Says Hackers Have Cut Power Grid
Several cities outside the U.S. have sustained attacks on utility systems and extortion demands.[...]
"We do not know who executed these attacks or why, but all involved intrusions through the Internet."
[...] could it be that these cuts were made to simply secure the US power grid before any of these hackers gets a chance do hack into US systems?
Originally posted by merryxmas
I somehow don't think Iran would shoot themselves in the foot on the eve of a paradigm change in the way oil is sold. I think it's more likely that the American investors in these private oil companies are behind this.
Originally posted by Amaxium
Exactly, the terrorist use the internet for research and communications. They would not want to be severed from this.
There is also the possibility of "He who must not be named." This thread could be an insight to the culprut
Pentagon: The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an "enemy weapons system"
Coincidence, I don't think so.
A ship's anchor lying at the bottom of the sea was behind one of two cuts last week in undersea internet cables around the Middle East, the cable-owner company has said. FLAG Telecom said its repair ship managed to recover one end of the cut FALCON cable in the Persian Gulf, 35 miles north of Dubai, between the Emirates and Oman.