On Monday, September 14, unknown suspects cut backbone fiber optic Internet cables in Livermore California in what appears to be the fourteenth attack on critical communications infrastructure in a region of the U.S. that is a primary target for economic and cyber warfare. Internet and phone services in Sacramento California were interrupted for twenty hours. The attack is a federal issue because AT&T’s fiber optic network is considered to be part of the nation’s critical communication’s infrastructure. This most recent attack prompted AT&T to offer a 250 million dollar reward for information on the attack. This comes after 11 previous attacks on telecom infrastructure.