UK’s undersea communications cables ‘uniquely vulnerable’ to sabotage – report

Terrorists using deep-sea grappling hooks attached to fishing trawlers could intercept the UK’s network of undersea communications cables, a report has warned. It said they remained “uniquely vulnerable” to sabotage despite 97% of global communications being transmitted through fibre-optic cables. The report, written by Tory MP Rishi Sunak for right-leaning think-tank Policy Exchange, said a successful attack on Britain’s network would be a “crippling blow” to the country’s security and economy. click here to read the story 08:26