France: Internet Outages in Several Cities After Cable “Attacks”

Source: NDTV [India]

“Internet services were down or running slowly in several French cities on Wednesday after fibre optic cables were cut overnight in “attacks” on the crucial infrastructure, telecom operators said. ‘The attacks took place overnight at 4 am. Our teams have been at work since this morning,’ a spokesman for Free, an internet and mobile phone service provider, told AFP. In a message on Twitter, the company referred to ‘multiple malicious acts’ targeting its cables. Competitor SFR said it had experienced ‘several fibre cuts’ in the Paris region and in Lyon in southeast France.” (04/27/22)