Another Fiber Optic Cable Attack

Thursday, March 14, 2013

HCSO Press Release

On Wednesday, March 13 at about 11 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Suddenlink and advised of vandalism to their Fiber Optic Cable.  This is the fourth vandalism to Suddenlink’s Fiber Optic Service since March 8, 2013.  The most recent vandalism is believed to have occurred in the 3400 block of Old Arcata Road, however Suddenlink is still attempting to identify the exact location.  The Sheriff’s Office responded to the area last night and did not locate any suspects or find obvious signs of where the cable was damaged.

Sheriff’s Investigators are currently on scene investigating this crime and Suddenlink personnel are working to repair the Fiber Optic Cable.  Suddenlink previously estimated the repair costs to be approximately $10,000, per site.  The vandalisms have occurred in the areas of Ferndale, Trinidad and now Bayside.

Suddenlink is offering a $5,000 cash reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) that are responsible for these crimes.

This is an on-going investigation and the Sheriff’s Office is working diligently to identify a suspect or suspects in these crimes and to stop further vandalisms and interruptions to Suddenlink’s services.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call Detective Kirkpatrick of the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at  (707) 268-3640 or the Sheriff’s Tip Line at (707)268-2539.

 

5 Responses to “Another Fiber Optic Cable Attack”

  1. Ian Ray

    I have seen Suddenlink trucks everywhere recently. I wonder if this means that they will set up a redundant network so that there are not so many weak points.

    I noticed the Verizon wireless network was a little slower, but was not cut off completely because that network (likely) has alternate routes.

    At the office, I set up aggregated ISPs shortly after one of the many previous fiber optic outage events. 101Netlink did not disconnect at all in any of the recent outages.

    It is unfortunate that someone has done this intentionally. Perhaps this event will push both corporations to bolster their networks and businesses to aggregate available ISPs. Or not… I am a little surprised this continues to be a problem considering how many times weak points have been compromised by road workers, brush fires, forest fires, and now vandals.

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  2. Ian Ray

    I have seen Suddenlink trucks everywhere recently. I wonder if this means that they will set up a redundant network so that there are not so many weak points.

    I noticed the Verizon wireless network was a little slower, but was not cut off completely because that network (likely) has alternate routes.

    At the office, I set up aggregated ISPs shortly after one of the many previous fiber optic outage events. 101Netlink did not disconnect at all in any of the recent outages.

    It is unfortunate that someone has done this intentionally. Perhaps this event will push both corporations to bolster their networks and businesses to aggregate available ISPs. Or not… I am a little surprised this continues to be a problem considering how many times weak points have been compromised by road workers, brush fires, forest fires, and now vandals.

    #66596
  3. Ian Ray

    I have seen Suddenlink trucks everywhere recently. I wonder if this means that they will set up a redundant network so that there are not so many weak points.

    I noticed the Verizon wireless network was a little slower, but was not cut off completely because that network (likely) has alternate routes.

    At the office, I set up aggregated ISPs shortly after one of the many previous fiber optic outage events. 101Netlink did not disconnect at all in any of the recent outages.

    It is unfortunate that someone has done this intentionally. Perhaps this event will push both corporations to bolster their networks and businesses to aggregate available ISPs. Or not… I am a little surprised this continues to be a problem considering how many times weak points have been compromised by road workers, brush fires, forest fires, and now vandals.

    #66605
  4. Ian Ray

    I have seen Suddenlink trucks everywhere recently. I wonder if this means that they will set up a redundant network so that there are not so many weak points.

    I noticed the Verizon wireless network was a little slower, but was not cut off completely because that network (likely) has alternate routes.

    At the office, I set up aggregated ISPs shortly after one of the many previous fiber optic outage events. 101Netlink did not disconnect at all in any of the recent outages.

    It is unfortunate that someone has done this intentionally. Perhaps this event will push both corporations to bolster their networks and businesses to aggregate available ISPs. Or not… I am a little surprised this continues to be a problem considering how many times weak points have been compromised by road workers, brush fires, forest fires, and now vandals.

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  5. Hugh Dik

    Dungeons and Dragons have a Troglodyte , character, thing whatever it is and is street slang for someone who does not use technology.

    1. troglodyte

    A person considered to be reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
    You're such a troglodyte you probably think Milli Vanilli is actually singing!

    2. Troglodyte

    1). A cave-dweller, someone who lives in a cave.

    2). Insult used by Captain Haddock from the Tintin series.

    1). Don't go in that cave! You might get attacked by the Troglodyte!

    2). Blistering Barnacles Tintin! That Yeti was a right old Troglodyte!

    cave-dweller cave hermit early man human.

    3. Troglodyte

    A member of a primitive race or tribe of cave people, who can be found congregating in large numbers at Noir Bar Weybridge every Friday or Saturday night.
    Nah…full of Troglodytes mate…sick of it.

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