FBI investigating series of fiber cuts in San Francisco Bay Area

The FBI is looking into a series of deliberate cuts of fiber optic cables in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In the past year, there were 10 instances on four separate nights when telecom cables were intentionally cut in Fremont, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Berkeley and San Jose, the agency said Monday.

“We are hoping for anybody that has seen anything out of the ordinary,” he said. The perpetrators may have worn uniforms to make themselves look like workmen, “so even if it looked like normal uniforms, we’d like to hear so we can vet them out.”

The first two cuts occurred on July 6, 2014, when cables were severed at a location in Berkeley, and another at the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Boulevard in Fremont.

The following night, three additional cuts occurred, including one on Niles Canyon Road near Alameda Creek, a short walk from one of the previous night’s incidents. Then on Feb. 24 this year, fiber optic cables were cut again at each of the same Niles Canyon locations.

At 11pm on June 8, a fiber cable was cut near the corner of Danville Boulevard and Rudgear Road in Alamo, then 40 minutes later near Overacker Avenue and Mowry Avenue in Fremont. At 1:38pm the following day, a cable was cut near Jones Road and Parkside Drive in Walnut Creek.

Full article: FBI investigating series of fiber cuts in San Francisco Bay Area (PC World)

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