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Pensioner cuts off entire country from internet
« on: April 22, 2011, 07:17:17 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13158351

Here she is:


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A 75-year-old Georgian woman who says she has never even heard of the internet is facing a possible prison sentence for single-handedly cutting off the web to an entire country.

Georgian police arrested Hayastan Shakarian after she allegedly hacked through a fibre optic cable that runs through Georgia to Armenia, while digging for copper.

With one stroke, the pensioner plunged 90% of internet users in Armenia into online darkness for nearly 12 hours.

The episode is a timely reminder that all it takes in our hi-tech world to shut down thousands of companies for a day is a determined old lady with a spade.

Honestly, you couldn't make it up.  :D
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Pensioner cuts off entire country from internet
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 09:33:34 AM »
She's my new hero. :D
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