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April 28, 2011

The anti-social network: avoiding online darkness

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By Michael Millar, BBC

A 75-year-old Georgian woman who says she has never even heard of the internet is facing a possible prison sentence for single-handedly cutting off the web to an entire country. Hayastan Shakarian is accused of hacking through the cable that cut off Armenia’s internet Georgian police arrested Hayastan Shakarian after she allegedly hacked through a fibre optic cable that runs through Georgia to Armenia, while digging for copper. With one stroke, the pensioner plunged 90% of internet users in Armenia into online darkness for nearly 12 hours.

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