US: Russian submarines increasingly operate in international internet cable




The US military is concerned that Russian submarines and spy ships are exploring how international Internet cables can be attacked. The Russians would look for vulnerabilities cables at great depths.

The Pentagon would be an increased activity of Russian submarines and spy ships have seen in the internet cables on the seabed. Defense in the US would now be afraid that the Russians vulnerabilities in the cables, deep in the ocean, searching.

When breaking the repair cables would then be seriously impeded and the US for a long time can be disconnected from the Internet backbones. That is what the Pentagon fears, according to The New York Times.

The US is also worried that the Russians are looking for the secret communication cables. The locations of most subsea lines are not secret and are deployed for decades in the same places, but in addition there are secret fiber-optic cables for military purposes.

Also for intelligence gathering cables are crucial to the US The Snowden documents revealed that the intelligence services of the US and Britain on a large scale traffic in the undersea cables interception.

Eavesdropping on specific Russian cables, the NSA no surprise. In the seventies founded the US espionage service in Operation Ivy Bells are already on the eavesdropping from a Russian submarine cable that was used for military communications. At this secret operation was an American submarine a place where a listening device to the cable could be laid.


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