Scuba Divers Try to Sever the Internet in Egypt

Foiled by the navy

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While the rest of the world worried about the world's largest cyber attack yesterday, three divers in Egypt almost took out four times as much data using just a couple of scuba tanks.

In a statement on Facebook, the Egyptian navy said it caught the three men in the process of "cutting the undersea cable" off the coast of Alexandria that carries much of Egypt's web traffic. The men's identities and motives were not immediately clear.

Egypt has already been experiencing disruptions in Internet service since March 22, which Telecom Egypt, the country's main communications company, blamed on damage from a ship.

Via Quartz

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