For the past few days, people in Egypt have been experiencing some problems with the Internet. Apparently, the Egyptian coast guards found a fishing boat near Alexandria, and these divers were cutting through undersea Internet cables.
The cable is owned by Egypt Telecom, the country’s monopoly landline provider which is an important link in the Internet chain. So far, there is been no word on why anyone would want to cut this cable.
Personally, I can only assume that someone wanted to cause some serious chaos. I believe that there is a lot of business that is tied into the Internet, including my own. I honestly don’t know if there is a way to shut the Internet off, but I always thought it would be something that a James Bond villain would try in order to do…something.
Yeah, the motives don’t make sense here. I really hope this is the last that we hear about that, and someone isn’t trying to take the Internet down.