Pentagon Officials: Russia Could Be Plotting Attack That Would Cripple U.S. In Unimaginable Way
Russian Navy’s “aggressive” activity near underwater cables worries US
Russia May Be Planning To Cut Internet Cables Under Sea, US Intelligence Shows Concern
U.S. military officials are growing increasingly concerned that Russia may be scouting for weak spots in the underwater cables the U.S. relies on for global communications and commerce, The New York Times reported.
American military and intelligence officials told the Times that Moscow might be planning to attack those lines in times of tension or conflict.
The NY Times reports that the presence of Russian ships near important, undersea internet cables is raising concern with U.S. military and intelligence officials. From the article: “The issue goes beyond old Cold War worries that the Russians would tap into the cables — a task American intelligence agencies also mastered decades ago. The alarm today is deeper: The ultimate Russian hack on the United States could involve severing the fiber-optic cables at some of their hardest-to-access locations to halt the instant communications on which the West’s governments, economies and citizens have grown dependent.