If You Can’t Kill the Internet by DDoS, Try An Axe

It’s said to be more than 500 ways to kill a cat. How many ways there is to kill the Internet is yet to be determined, but some people seems very keen to find out:  Reuters reports, Thursday, that the Egyptian coastguard have intercepted a fishing boat off the coast of Alexandria and arrested three men in the act of trying to cut through the SEA-ME-WE 4 undersea cable. The cable is one of the main Internet connections between Asia and Europe, transporting 1,28 terabytes of data.

“Multiple subsea cable cuts have been confirmed off the northern coast of Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea, which are impacting a number of cable systems in Africa, Middle East and Asia connecting to Europe.”

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The Internet does not live in anything resembling a cloud (yet). Instead it resides in hundreds of cables snaking underground and along the bottom of the sea, where it is susceptible to ship anchors, marine life, and sabotage. That’s exactly the kind of attack that seems to be underway. The past week we have seen reports of several severed cables off the coast of Egypt.

According to Reuters, the Egyptian coastguard intercepted a fishing boat off the coast of Alexandria and arrested three men trying to cut through the SEA-ME-WE 4 undersea cable, yesterday. The cable is one of the main connections between Asia and Europe, running from France to Malaysia and linking Italy, north Africa, the middle east and south Asia.

The men are at the moment being interrogated by Egyptian authorities. Their identities are still unknown.

The Egyptian navy have  uploaded their pictures on Facebook, so if you recognize any of them, please notify the authorities via this link.

Over the past week there has been several reports of severed cables off near the coast of Egypt that are part of Seacom, a network of cables serving much of Africa.

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5 thoughts on “If You Can’t Kill the Internet by DDoS, Try An Axe

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  2. okay so i was playing an online fps game (warrock) now in mid game i started killing a lot people real easy. one idiot on my team got pissed off that he could not get a kill because i was doing it myself, he then fretend me to DoS me. i told him stfu and play properly since he had 3 kills to 45 deaths. and he was blaming me for that. after i told him that. i got disconnected from the game server. and i couldnt browse on the internet or even open google to load. the only way i was able to get on was to restart my router. now did i actually get DOSed by this idiot or was it just a coincidence and if i did how can i avoid it or stop it from happening?
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