Caucasus internet outage (2011)

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Date March 2011
Actor Individual based in Georgia
Victims Armenia, Azerbaijan
Target systems International fibre optic cable in Georgia
Method In March 2011, a person in Georgia accidentally damaged an international fibre optic cable that connected parts of Caucasus with Europe.[1]
Purpose N/A
Result The incident caused a 12 hour internet outage in Armenia, with partial disruptions in Georgia and Azerbaijan.[1]
Aftermath N/A
Analysed in Scenario 24: Internet blockage

Collected by: Gurshabad Grover & Arindrajit Basu

  1. 1.0 1.1 Giorgi Lomsadze, ‘A Shovel Cuts Off Armenia’s Internet’ Wall Street Journal (8 April 2011).