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Guns, vandals and thieves: Data shows US networks under attack

Martyn Williams | July 30, 2014
Early one morning in April last year, someone accessed an underground vault just south of San Jose, California, and cut through fiber-optic cables there. The incident blacked out phone, Internet and 911 service for thousands of people in Silicon Valley.

Writing on a company blog in 2011, Level 3 Communications said about 7 percent of its annual outages were due to "people using our fiber cable for gun practice."


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