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What will happen if Russia cuts Internet cables?

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Recently, the NATO leadership expressed concern about the safety of submarine lines of communication due to the activity of Russian submarines. Publication Wired predicted a situation in which Russia would decide to attack the Internet cables laid along the bottom of the oceans.




“High-ranking representatives of the US Navy have for many years warned of the catastrophic consequences that a possible attack of Russian ships on Internet cables will lead to,” Wired said. They are in solidarity with the British colleagues, who are confident that such an attack will turn into a financial collapse for the country. In addition, NATO plans to restore the command post of the Cold War era, one of whose goals will be to protect underwater communications from hostile actions by Moscow, ”the article cites. RIA News.

However, the newspaper writes, the Western military greatly exaggerate the threat. According to journalists, “every few days in the world one of the 428 underwater cables is damaged,” but Internet users often do not notice a gap - the data is automatically redirected to another line. In most cases, earthquakes or ships and their anchors cause damage.

In order to minimize the consequences of similar cases in Europe, the USA, East Asia and other regions, a lot of cables are usually laid along the same route, the author notes.

“Therefore, if Russian submarines cut several cables in the Atlantic Ocean, it will not greatly disrupt the Internet. Even if she manages to cut all the wires in the Atlantic, Internet traffic can still be redirected through cables in the Pacific Ocean, ”the material says.

If Russia somehow incredibly manages to completely cut off the United States from the Internet, Americans will be able to use ground networks for communication within the country, the newspaper said.

Earlier, Russian experts called fantasies statements about Russia's intention to damage cables in the Atlantic. In particular, the editor-in-chief of the magazine Arsenal of the Fatherland, Viktor Murakhovsky, stated that Moscow has a theoretical possibility of damaging the deep-sea communications that run along the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean, but statements of intention to do so are a figment of the imagination of the British General Staff.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 7 January 2018 08: 51
    +6
    Cool idea! Still to freebie to connect ....
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 7 January 2018 08: 57
      18
      Let them put the cables, and we will let the ship run, which these cables will be twisted back, removing from the bottom of the ocean! And then we will sell these cables to them!
      1. Rusland
        Rusland 7 January 2018 09: 05
        +7
        This is called catch red-handed.
        1. Tusv
          Tusv 7 January 2018 09: 37
          +1
          Quote: Rusland
          This is called catch red-handed.

          They say the Northern Fleet has nine boats with a depth of immersion of a kilometer. Catch if you can
          1. Rusland
            Rusland 7 January 2018 09: 45
            10
            Charter them and the flag in your hands, and they also say in Moscow they give chickens. hi
            1. Tusv
              Tusv 7 January 2018 09: 48
              10
              Quote: Rusland
              and they also say in Moscow they give chickens.

              Not. In Moscow hens are not given, but milked. is it true bully
              1. Rusland
                Rusland 7 January 2018 09: 55
                +8
                Blame it wrong. drinks
                1. Tusv
                  Tusv 7 January 2018 09: 59
                  +5
                  С Рождеством drinks
              2. Thrall
                Thrall 7 January 2018 09: 56
                11
                Trump:
                - Russian submarines steal the Internet from underwater cables and sell it to the DPRK and Iran. laughing
                The US Navy has already turned to the Swedes for help in finding Russian submarines ... winked
              3. PValery53
                PValery53 7 January 2018 10: 27
                +2
                it is true. So more precisely.
                1. Tusv
                  Tusv 7 January 2018 10: 33
                  0
                  Quote: PValery53
                  it is true. So more precisely.

                  Sorry for my bourgeois accent drinks
              4. Tusv
                Tusv 7 January 2018 12: 04
                0
                Or does someone here think that bird milk falls from the sky in the form of precipitation? Darkness drinks
                1. kirgiz58
                  kirgiz58 7 January 2018 14: 56
                  +5
                  Quote: Tusv
                  is bird milk falling from the sky as precipitation?

                  I immediately remembered a bearded joke. Girlfriend's call. Lucy! Do you like bird milk? -Yes! -Come !! I have two such eagles sitting! Downloading !. I apologize for the steaminess. repeat
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      2. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 7 January 2018 09: 56
        0
        Herculesych Today, 08:57 ↑ New
        Let them put the cables, and we will let the ship run, which these cables will be twisted back, removing from the bottom of the ocean! And then we will sell these cables to them!

        But he won’t take it?
        1. Tusv
          Tusv 7 January 2018 10: 14
          +1
          Quote: Mavrikiy
          But he won’t take it?

          A kiloton of fiber at a second color? Somewhere I already saw it, but on a smaller scale. But still fun drinks
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 7 January 2018 09: 09
      +3
      Let them cut their cables themselves, if they believe that Russian hackers got them. laughing
      1. 210ox
        210ox 7 January 2018 09: 12
        +3
        That’s a miracle! Without it, you won’t be able to order pizza. You won’t even find a store. And the military forgot what a compass is. And what if the Russians come in?
        1. Vlad.by
          Vlad.by 7 January 2018 12: 05
          +2
          Oh, Man, look - the military arrived, such important ones, they got a map - now they will come to ask for the road ...
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  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 7 January 2018 08: 55
    +4
    And let's check lol What will happen! We mode cables, and you pay us for it. After all, it is beneficial for you to have as many cables as possible! This is ordinary capitalism with its predatory grins - “money for everything, money at all costs” !!!
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 7 January 2018 09: 01
    +5
    If it comes to the big and WHY SOMETHING NON-NUCLEAR war RF_NATO, then they will definitely cut it. There are probably bookmarks and are periodically updated (I hope)
  4. Rusland
    Rusland 7 January 2018 09: 03
    +7
    They will swear. Hair to tear in all places where they grow.
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 7 January 2018 09: 03
    +3
    The Internet is a drug for many, many. A drug addict can seriously be scared precisely by depriving his favorite "potion". That's scary.
  6. K-50
    K-50 7 January 2018 09: 07
    +7
    What will happen if Russia cuts Internet cables?

    The very first question: but why the hell does Russia need to cut all kinds of cables? belay
    Be something to do nothing more. winked
    They invented a new horror story about Russia and how children in kindergarten scare themselves. laughing
  7. Piramidon
    Piramidon 7 January 2018 09: 08
    +1
    After all, there is also satellite Internet traffic.
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 7 January 2018 09: 11
      +2
      It works through one place - no speed and unstable connection. In Russia, all of Chukotka sits on it.
  8. Tusv
    Tusv 7 January 2018 09: 11
    +2
    428 submarine cables. If you unscrew them, sorry to authorize, in every plague there will be high-speed Internet. A new bourgeois pave
  9. Chichikov
    Chichikov 7 January 2018 09: 13
    +7
    That will be ..
  10. staviator
    staviator 7 January 2018 09: 18
    +1
    Quote: Herkulesich
    Let them put the cables, and we will let the ship run, which these cables will be twisted back, removing from the bottom of the ocean! And then we will sell these cables to them!

    Exactly, on the colorimeter! wassat
    1. san4es
      san4es 7 January 2018 09: 33
      +1
      Quote: staviator
      ... Exactly, on the colorimeter! wassat

      ... they will not accept ... It is fiber optic .. recourse
    2. 1vlad19
      1vlad19 7 January 2018 09: 38
      +1
      There are no copper cables.
      1. Rusland
        Rusland 7 January 2018 10: 05
        +7
        Optics, and armor combined.
  11. san4es
    san4es 7 January 2018 09: 29
    +4
    What will happen if Russia cuts Internet cables?

    ... Will not cut ... How then will RusHackers work? request
  12. Simon
    Simon 7 January 2018 09: 31
    +1
    Thanks NATO, prompted. fool laughing Now our submarines will put on each cable for a long-term deep-sea mine and leave, and we will wait. What is wrong, these mines will explode at the same time and the kayuk will come to you - there will be no connection! tongue
  13. Simon
    Simon 7 January 2018 09: 35
    +1
    Quote: staviator
    Quote: Herkulesich
    Let them put the cables, and we will let the ship run, which these cables will be twisted back, removing from the bottom of the ocean! And then we will sell these cables to them!

    Exactly, on the colorimeter! wassat

    No, they won’t go for color, they are fiberglass.
    Quote: 210ox
    That’s a miracle! Without it, you won’t be able to order pizza. You won’t even find a store. And the military forgot what a compass is. And what if the Russians come in?

    Yeah, that's for sure! We will come to them by compasses. laughing Here they will be surprised! belay wassat
  14. Simon
    Simon 7 January 2018 09: 45
    +1
    Quote: Piramidon
    After all, there is also satellite Internet traffic.

    If all 420 cables are torn, the satellite Internet will fail, the satellites will burn out from overload, and new ones need to be launched. Here are just rocket carriers and engines RD-180 only with us. tongue
    1. Strips
      Strips 7 January 2018 10: 34
      0
      Quote: Simon
      new - you need to run. Here are just rocket carriers and RD-180 engines only with us


      Satellites launch many countries; for this, Russian launch vehicles and engines are not needed.

      Even small Israel launches its military satellites itself.
      1. Aviator_
        Aviator_ 7 January 2018 12: 07
        +2
        [/ quote] Even small Israel launches its military satellites itself. [quote]
        Is it really? And on which carrier, also yours?
        1. Strips
          Strips 7 January 2018 12: 46
          +1
          Quote: Aviator_
          Is it really?


          Yes, the military itself, not the military, and through Russia and other countries.

          Quote: Aviator_
          And on what carrier, also yours?


          Yes, Shavit is a rocket for launching spacecraft. Designed and manufactured in Israel. It was first launched on September 19, 1988 from the Palmachim Cosmodrome, which made Israel the eighth country in the world capable of independently putting spacecraft into orbit. Since 1999, Israel has been making planned launches of its space rocket.

          With the help of the Shavit rocket, the Ofek satellites are launched.
          1. Aviator_
            Aviator_ 7 January 2018 15: 07
            0
            Thanks for the info, indeed, the Jews themselves launch several hundred kg into medium orbits (up to 800 km). Everything above is for shekels from Baikonur, Kuru, etc.
  15. Irek
    Irek 7 January 2018 09: 52
    +3
    Everything is ready for us ...
    1. san4es
      san4es 7 January 2018 09: 57
      +1
      Quote: Irek
      Everything is ready for us ...

      ... And service sharks are "trained"
  16. Wolka
    Wolka 7 January 2018 10: 23
    0
    why to destroy such a source of information, the main thing is to connect and download ...
  17. Golovan Jack
    Golovan Jack 7 January 2018 10: 36
    +6
    And the photo - from the laying of the energy bridge in the Crimea. And why the fenshui such foty?
    And - "maybe - can't, wants - doesn't want" ... some kind of daisy.
    In addition, NATO plans to restore the Cold War era command post, one of the goals of which will be to protect underwater communications from hostile actions in Moscow.

    Cut, definitely ...
    Boo-oo-oo-oo request
  18. smaug78
    smaug78 7 January 2018 10: 45
    +1
    With the submission of the NATO high command on the Internet, a fake spread that Russia supposedly could turn off the world’s Internet by cutting submarine cables in the Atlantic Ocean. The head of the UK MoD, for example, said in December that this could lead to a global economic disaster (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42362500).

    Russian submarines were indeed repeatedly seen near the cables, but even if they cut one or even how many of them, this will not lead to a global disconnection of the Internet. According to statistics, due to natural reasons, one of 428 cables around the world breaks every two days. To restore them, a huge number of special vessels patrol the world's waters. Moreover, the repair takes a minimum time. And despite the fact that some of the cables are always torn, the world does not experience any problems with the Internet. The thing is that Internet signals are automatically redirected to working cables.

    That is, Russian submarines will need to destroy more than a hundred cables. To do this at the same time, without being noticed, is impossible. Just look at the map location of these cables. And do not forget that they also pass along the bottom of the Pacific Ocean (https://www.submarinecablemap.com/#/). In addition, each line on the map does not indicate a specific cable, but only an approximate path on which they are located. Dozens of cables can be on the same path at once.

    In addition, Russia will suffer from this more than most Western countries, since the servers are located mainly in the USA, and not in Russia.
  19. kush62
    kush62 7 January 2018 10: 46
    +4
    New year, new fantasies. How many will now be until December 31? laughing laughing laughing
  20. pvv113
    pvv113 7 January 2018 11: 17
    0
    Internet traffic can still be redirected via cables in the Pacific

    No logic. If Russia is about to cut cables, will it really leave the Pacific alone?
  21. Sergeant71
    Sergeant71 7 January 2018 11: 40
    +1
    There will be nothing wrong. Will be repaired. And there is a satellite Internet, which does not need any cables. Not to mention the fact that both Europe and North America have their own separate servers. So it is with us. So all these conversations are designed for .... I don’t even know who laughing
  22. vlad007
    vlad007 7 January 2018 12: 12
    +3
    Losharik

    Losharik - HORSE from BALLS, the main character of the Soviet puppet cartoon of the same name, created in 1971 by director Ivan Ufimtsev. The main character in the cartoon was voiced by the famous actress Rina Zelenaya.
    “Losharik” - a submarine AC-31, project 10831, launched in August 2003. The robust hull is assembled from several spherical compartments made of titanium and located inside an elongated light hull of a “classical” shape. The boat got its name from the main character of the same-name Soviet puppet cartoon "Losharik". AC-31 does not carry weapons and is capable of diving according to some data up to 6000 meters, the immersion of the device up to 3000 meters has been practically demonstrated. The purpose of "Losharik" remained unknown for a long time. However, in October of 2015, Pentagon experts said that the AC-31 is a "diversion apparatus" for installing destruction devices for various underwater infrastructure and primarily communication cables. In the event of a global conflict, the AC-31 can seriously undermine the work of the Internet, destroying the main communication cables between the continents.
    1. TOR2
      TOR2 7 January 2018 17: 05
      +2
      Of course, for a greater effect there should be several such devices, including fully automatic ones. Any communication connection has a bandwidth threshold. In case of failure of one communication load increases on others. If several communications are damaged it becomes more interesting. There will be a bunch of requests that start to fall off by timeout.
      Here, many in comets say above that they say they’ll fix it, but where is the guarantee that the device will not leave “gifts” in the place of cable damage. For example, a mine - a torpedo will send a repair vessel to the bottom, and not a single rescue vessel will be able to jump to those who managed to jump out. Fans of quick clearance can be reminded that the fight against sea mines is a rather dangerous and time-consuming task. The device that left the “gifts” will damage the cable elsewhere.
      1. beeper
        beeper 8 January 2018 20: 37
        +1
        Also thought about it.))))
    2. Eflintuk
      Eflintuk 7 January 2018 20: 52
      0
      These “loshariks” are already more than a dozen years old, as is the management of the GRU. So what about cable cutting - it’s a long-gone, well-known business, which initially disabled the SOSUS system, etc. Now, if we have an "Internet cable" through which we are connected to the SWIFT, they will "cut" it - it will be fun!
      1. TOR2
        TOR2 7 January 2018 23: 17
        0
        - For the year from January 2015 to January 2016, the number of banks connected to the Financial Message Transfer Service (SPFS), the Russian analogue of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), increased from 91 to 330, the Bank told Izvestia Russia, Thus, 46% of Russian banks are currently connected to SPFS. Further plans for the development of SPFS include service integration in the BRICS countries, the issue is being worked out by the ministries

        http://www.finmarket.ru/main/article/4199653
  23. Cat Marquis
    Cat Marquis 7 January 2018 12: 25
    +2
    And so, the image of a constant “enemy” is created and maintained: when there are no facts of any actions from someone, then these actions are simply invented, such as “he is going to”, “thinking”, “getting ready”, etc. That is there is no action, but "intention" is invented. With the same success, you can write that "in the United States they think to turn off the Internet around the world" - on the one hand everyone understands that this is complete "bullshit", but on the other hand it is "true" because in the USA there is at least one a person who thinks so (“it would be nice to turn off the Internet around the world”) ... That’s what is called “fake news”. Moreover, this distribution of "fake news" has become simply an avalanche-like character. Now correspondents of Western publications are not reporting live from different places - on the one hand it’s dangerous, on the other it’s costly, and on the third it’s just lazy that’s why special compartments, agencies were created, " expert bureaus, etc., which carry out all the rough work for the media, collect gossip, rumors, “scientifically process them” for credibility, take production photos and videos and sell them to the media that willingly “hawk” it, since they are no longer bring to court according to the lobbyed and adopted law on "secondary information", that is, now you can publish any "fake" and a lie, the main thing is that there is an "official link" to the "source".
  24. Bulrumeb
    Bulrumeb 7 January 2018 12: 44
    +1
    What will happen if Russia cuts Internet cables?

    Apparently they will be a global p..ts, because they can not survive without the Internet and other things
  25. flicker
    flicker 7 January 2018 13: 31
    +3
    Russia decides to attack Internet cables laid along the bottom of the oceans

    And why is it for Russia? She feels wonderful with an Internet cable. good
  26. flicker
    flicker 7 January 2018 14: 21
    +3
    Mattresses light laughing in the sense of Russia itself sanctioning laughing
    No, we are not Japanese, hara-kiri is not ours - ... by a cunning, impudent erysipelas yes, hara-kiri-no request
  27. In100gram
    In100gram 7 January 2018 14: 33
    +1
    Paranoid. Although it can be done.
  28. Dormidont
    Dormidont 7 January 2018 14: 35
    +2
    This will lead to mass suicide of Facebook witness sects and instagram
  29. M. Michelson
    M. Michelson 7 January 2018 14: 56
    0
    Better tell what will happen if Russia cut the cables.
  30. Doubting
    Doubting 7 January 2018 15: 09
    +2
    You can still, in spite of mom’s ears to frostbite good
  31. Gloomy
    Gloomy 7 January 2018 22: 02
    +1
    Quote: Herkulesich
    Let them put the cables, and we will let the ship run, which these cables will be twisted back, removing from the bottom of the ocean! And then we will sell these cables to them! BUT ROAD

    My friend, are you not a Jew for an hour?
  32. Hadji Murat
    Hadji Murat 8 January 2018 09: 23
    0
    in short, they no longer know what else to blame us for ....
  33. Stinger
    Stinger 9 January 2018 16: 39
    0
    And what will happen if all the crushing rhinoceros hits the indestructible wall? Scanty fantasy NATO. Cables will be torn by the combined fleet of Mongolia and Belarus on a tip from Poland.