DHS investigators say they foiled cyberattack on undersea internet cable in Hawaii

Meanwhile, last week, AJ Vicens reported:

Federal agents in Honolulu last week “disrupted” an apparent cyberattack on an unnamed telecommunication company’s servers associated with an underwater cable responsible for internet, cable service and cell connections in Hawaii and the region, the agency said in a statement Tuesday.

Hawaii-based agents with Homeland Security Investigations, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, received a tip from their mainland HSI counterparts that led to the disruption of a “significant breach involving a private company’s servers associated with an undersea cable.” The investigation revealed that “an international hacking group” was behind the attack, and “HSI agents and international law enforcement partners in several countries were able to make an arrest.”

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