A seventy-five year old woman scavenging for copper to sell as scrap accidentally cut off Internet service to the entire nation of Armenia. Authorities say the woman was digging for metal outside of Tbilisi when her spade damaged the primary fiber-optic cable serving the neighboring country. 3.2 million people lost service for 5 hours while companies worked to find the problem. They say large portions of the Georgia republic and part of Azerbaijan were also impacted.
The Georgian interior ministry did not identify the women, though local media dubbed her “the spade hacker.” The ministry said the woman was being investigated on suspicion of damaging property and could face criminal charges if convicted. A spokesman said the woman could face more questioning, but was temporarily released,” On account of her old age.”
Georgia woman cuts off web access to whole of Armenia, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/06/georgian-woman-cuts-web-access, April 6, 2011,
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