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It’s official: Sharks no longer a threat to subsea Internet cables

July 10th, 2015

Let the feeding frenzy begin. It’s Shark Week on the Discovery channel, and it’s time for the brand new SharkFest joint venture between National Geographic and Fox. Nom nom nom.

Watching sharks and how they behave is akin to rubbernecking a traffic accident—you just gotta look. But one thing you won’t likely see these beasts eating is subsea telecommunication lines. The International Cable Protection Committee, a group that represents that industry, is putting out the message that sharks are no longer responsible for denial-of-service attacks.

During last year’s Shark Week, a YouTube video of a shark biting a seabed cable gained intense media exposure and more than one million views, the group said.

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