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posted by mrpg on Saturday December 16 2017, @03:22AM   Printer-friendly
from the cable-comrade?-what-cable? dept.

Russia a 'risk' to undersea cables, defence chief warns

The UK's most senior military officer has warned of a new threat posed by Russia to communications and internet cables that run under the sea. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the chief of the defence staff, said Britain and Nato needed to prioritise protecting the lines of communication. He said it would be an "immediately and potentially catastrophic" hit to the economy if they were cut or disrupted.

The cables criss-cross the seabed, connecting up countries and continents. [...] Speaking to the Royal United Services Institute defence think tank, Sir Stuart said the vulnerability of undersea lines posed a "new risk to our way of life".

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  • (Score: 2) by MostCynical on Saturday December 16 2017, @08:28AM

    by MostCynical (2589) on Saturday December 16 2017, @08:28AM (#610654)

    "we didn't put that box there, no, no, no. It must have been those pesky Russians. We *warned* you about them!"

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