Friday, December 15, 2017

Authorities arrest three in Moscow suspected of cable piracy

Last week, police in Moscow arrested three suspects accused of pirating Rostelecom cable services.

An investigation into cable piracy earlier this year resulted in arrest warrants being issued for the three hackers residing in the Dubinino Solnechnogorsk district after police determined that criminal harm had been done to Rostelecom-owned fiber optic equipment.

Rostelecom stated that cable theft can result in disruptions to subscriber services which could ultimately lead to financial loss for both the company and its customers.

More serious consequences of cable theft include potential breaches of the educational process and an inability for workers to meet employer demands.