Dec 19 2008

Middle East Undersea cables cut .. again?

Published by at 10:14 am under General,Humor

3 of 4 cables between Europe and the Middle East were cut this morning.  Or something, no one seems to know yet.  At this point I can’t even see a link that show whether or not these cables have any physical proximity, so I don’t know if it could be one incident or three separate incidents.  This is the second time this year that major cables have been cut between Europe and the Middle East, so even if there is no conspiracy involved, it’s still a major problem.  After all, who ever put these in place needs to explain why they’re so delicate that they could accidentally bet broken en mass.  The SANS Internet Storm Center is trying to keep us up to date, so keep an eye on their site for further updates.

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2 Responses to “Middle East Undersea cables cut .. again?”

  1. Anonymouson 19 Dec 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Well, it is not likely to be a small fishing boat anchor we are talking about here.
    Delicate? In what sense? How do you prevent a ocean cable from being torn when a cargo freighter dumps its anchor on top of it?
    Do you dig a 30′ trench across the ocean floors and fill it with concrete?

    What do you expect? And how do you propose they do better?

  2. Joel Esleron 22 Dec 2008 at 5:38 am

    These cables are pretty thick, but also chock full of fiber. Any clip on these strands could cause a problem. I haven’t heard any more reports since I originally posted the article on the ISC, but rest assured, with increasingly more amounts of people and things being moved to the “cloud”, cable clipping is becoming a bigger and bigger piece of the pie.

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