The internet's worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why.
It's hard to imagine a time without the internet (unless you're into those freakish de-tech retreats...) but here's evidence of it happening - and I dread to think what it would have cost businesses if they weren't insured with an effective cyber insurance policy....*plug pitch*
For years, countries have worried that a hostile foreign power might cut the undersea cables that supply the world with internet service. Late last month, we got a taste of what that might be like. An entire country, Mauritania, was taken offline for two days because an undersea cable was cut.