Cyber War with a Shovel? Answered
A 75 year old woman has cut Armenia off from the internet.
Whilst scavenging for copper in neighbouring Georgia, Hayastan Shakarian accidentally severed the fibre-optic cable connecting all three of Armenia's internet wholesale providers, and the whole country was cut off for almost 12 hours until after midnight on the night of 28th March.
The pensioner has been arrested, and could face three years in prison, but has been released pending the completion of the investigation and the result of the prosecution.
Armenian websites identified Shakarian as Armenian herself, not Georgian, and questioned the credibility of an old lady causing the blackout, claiming similar damage in Georgia has caused problems for Armenia in the past.