April 9, 2009

AT&T、光ファイバーを切った犯人の情報に賞金25万ドル:Fiber-optic Sabotage Hits Silicon Valley


It takes cutting 4 fiber optic cables to take thousands of Silicon Valley residents without internet, phone, ATM and 911.  It sounds more vulnerable than we thought.

Today shortly before 1:30 a.m., AT&T's fiber optic line located in a manhole 8-10 feet deep (MAP) was cut by someone, affecting landline phones, cell phone service by Verizon, Nextel, Sprint and AT&T, Internet access in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz area.   Another line was cut in San Carlos about two hours later.  San Jose Police suspects sabotage, and AT&T is offering $100K reward for information leading to the arrest. (UPDATE: AT&T raised it to $250K Friday)

ZDNet (among those affected) reported, "Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, AT&T’s networks were declared National Critical Infrastructures. Anyone who tampers with them is in violation of federal and state laws."



まったく誰が何のためにか知らないが、ZDNet(ここのサイトも影響を受けた)によると、「9-11テロ攻撃後、AT&Tのネットワークは国家重要インフラ(National Critical Infrastructures)に数えられており、これを不正に変更する人は連邦法・州法違反に相当する」そうな。

それにしても ケーブル4本でこの騒ぎというのも…。



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