[LINK] A Cyber-Attack on an American City

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Apr 24 09:59:39 AEST 2009

Leah Manta wrote:
> At 01:01 23/04/2009, Carl Makin wrote:
>> A Cyber-Attack on an American City
>> http://perens.com/works/articles/MorganHill/
>> Bruce Perens
>> Just after midnight on Thursday, April 9, unidentified attackers
>> climbed down four manholes serving the Northern California city of
>> Morgan Hill and cut eight fiber cables in what appears to have been an
>> organized attack on the electronic infrastructure of an American city.
>> Its implications, though startling, have gone almost un-reported.
> Nothing new.
> A SINGLE man did this in Sydney at around 7 PM one weekday night in 
> the 1990s.  Gosh might have been the 1980s.
> He use angle grinders, chain saws and other tools located in several 
> tunnels under Sydney CBD and hacked through hundreds of trunk the cables.
> Severing Alarm Systems, Medical links, ATMs, obviously 
> telecommunications, data links, TV Fibre links.
> I'm sure there might be details on the story.  Shortly after that all 
> man holes in the CBD and other areas were padlocked from the INSIDE 
> so no one could get in without a key.    Think about that for a moment :)
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