AT&T is offering $100000 to who ever is going to help apprehend the vandals who cut and damaged AT&T fiber cables. The cut cables led to wide ranging outage in the silicon valley in the bay area California. Even the 911 services were knocked down and police and fire officials had to contacted directly in order to report an emergency.
Here is the press release;
AT&T* today announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for incidents of vandalism to the AT&T network near San Jose and San Carlos, Calif.
Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, AT&T's networks were declared National Critical Infrastructures in recognition of their importance to the nation's security. Anyone who tampers with, destroys or disrupts the company's network or its components is in violation of federal and state laws and AT&T will assist with any prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
The early-morning vandalism incidents today involved cuts of fiber cables in manholes at two locations:
- The intersection of Monterey Highway and Blossom Hill Road overpass in San Jose.
- The intersection of Old County Road and Varian Road in San Carlos.
Restoration efforts were under way immediately.
Tips can be given to the San Jose Police Department at 408-277-4161 (ask for Detective Carlos Melo or Detective Dan Phelan);
Tips can be given to the San Carlos Police Department at 650-802-4423; and
Anonymous tip for either incident can be made to CrimeStoppers at 408-947-STOP.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T, Inc.AT&T Press Release