Fiber Networks fear the Four-Legged Hackers


This post is by Om Malik from On my Om


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There is often talk about hostile nations disrupting fiber networks and the Internet infrastructure. We also worry about hackers doing permanent damage to the networks. But we rarely think about culprits who often cause the most extensive damage — you know squirrels, gophers, birds, insects, and even cows. Ever since I have been writing about broadband, I have been regaled by many incidents of animal tomfoolery bringing down the pipes.