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Re: "Network Card Theft Causes Internet Outage"

  • From: Andy Dills
  • Date: Tue May 04 11:35:38 2004

On Tue, 4 May 2004, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:

> On Tue, 4 May 2004, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
>
> >
> > Thus spake "Andy Dills" <andy@xecu.net>
> > > Just in case any of you don't read slashdot:
> > >
> > > http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1583347,00.asp
> > >
> > > "Law enforcement officials said four DS-3 cards were reported missing from
> > > a Manhattan co-location facility owned by Verizon Communications Inc. The
> > > theft at 240 E. 38th St. occurred just after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday and is
> > > being investigated by New York City Police and members of the joint
> > > terrorism task force, according to NYPD spokesman Lt. Brian Burke. "
> >
> > One must wonder why the headline is "Network Card Theft Causes Internet
> > Outage" instead of "Carrier Sercurity Negligence Causes Internet Outage".
>
> blame is bad, hype is good!

Interestingly, the word is that Sprint is blaming this 100% on Verizon,
first claiming outright theft (publically, to customers who called asking
for an explanation), later toning that down to something like "a Verizon
union worker damaged our equipment".

So it's a fingerpointing battle, Sprint pointing fingers at Verizon,
Verizon pointing fingers at terrorists.

Andy

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Andy Dills
Xecunet, Inc.
www.xecu.net
301-682-9972
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