Fiber-Optic Cables Sliced in San Francisco Bay Area Dylan Duarte July 2, 2015 News Here at MEGATech News, we bring you exactly what our name implies – news about technology, more often than not the mobile kind. We don’t usually traffic in horror stories, but an exception will have to be made this once. You might want to send the kids out of the room. A string of attacks on fiber-optic cables in the San Francisco Bay Area serves as a chilling reminder of just how fragile the Internet is. This comes just days shy of the anniversary of the first of such attacks, which took place on July 6th, 2014. Since then, the cables providing the area with high-speed Internet have been severed in at least 11 different locations. The Internet was only down for a day, but according to Greg Wuthrich of the San Francisco division of the FBI, this latest attack is believed to be related to past attacks, suggesting that perhaps they’re not over. In the past, cables have also been severed in Berkeley, Fremont, Walnut Creek, San Jose, and Alamo. The FBI is urging people to report sightings ofsuspicious individuals lurking about in places that they shouldn’t be. The problem is these “suspicious individuals” may be dressed like normal maintenance workers, which would of course make them hard to identify. The scary thing about attacks like these is that they can sometimes disrupt emergency services. It’s not just about being unable to access Facebook and Twitter. An attack in Arizona in February cut off not only ATM access, but also 911 access, so an attack like this can actually cost lives. Share This With The World!