FBI Investigates Another Critical Infrastructure Attack in Greater San Francisco

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.