Well I am not 100% sure it was a shovel, but leading with, sharpened implement used in scrap-metal hunting would have sucked a lot of the drama and power out of the title. On with the show.
The woman in question was a 75 year old retiree hunting scrap metal for fun and profit. Upon scavenging she inadvertently cut the line that provides roughly 90% of Armenia’s Internet as well as some of Georgia’s Internet as well. Sources from Caucasus Online (the largest Georgina Internet service provider) basically said that Internet was down for just about 5 hours.
The woman might be brought on charges, whether she will or not is up in the air. I have seen a lot of comments on how she needs to rot in jail for scavenging and some folks blaming her for purposefully cutting the line to see if it held copper… etc etc etc.
Isn’t anyone the list bit curious why 90% of Armenia’s Internet is sent via 1 cable? Or better yet why was it so shallowly dug in? Or how is it possible for a 75 year old woman to be able to cut it so easily?
Seriously, this is 90% of a country’s Internet! That sucker should have been shoved deep underground and backup lines deployed. Caucasus Online should have given the woman a bounty for finding so horrible a flaw in their network.
Hmm, a 75 year old, never heard of the Internet before, ethical hacker… you can’t make this stuff up honestly.