DO NOT ANCHOR OR DREDGE is a pretty good indicator.
On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 11:05 AM, Jared Mauch <ja...@puck.nether.net> wrote: > >> On Jun 1, 2017, at 2:02 PM, Sean Donelan <s...@donelan.com> wrote: >> >> >> There must be a perfectly logical explanation.... Yes, people in the >> industry know where the choke points are. But the choke points aren't always >> the most obvious places. Its kinda a weird for diplomats to show up there. >> >> On the other hand, I've been a fiber optic tourist. I've visited many >> critical choke points in the USA and other countries, and even took selfies >> :-) >> >> >> http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/01/russia-spies-espionage-trump-239003 >> >> In the throes of the 2016 campaign, the FBI found itself with an escalating >> problem: Russian diplomats, whose travel was supposed to be tracked by the >> State Department, were going missing. >> >> The diplomats, widely assumed to be intelligence operatives, would >> eventually turn up in odd places, often in middle-of-nowhere USA. One was >> found on a beach, nowhere near where he was supposed to be. In one >> particularly bizarre case, relayed by a U.S. intelligence official, another >> turned up wandering around in the middle of the desert. Interestingly, both >> seemed to be lingering where underground fiber-optic cables tend to run. >> >> According to another U.S. intelligence official, “They find these guys >> driving around in circles in Kansas. It’s a pretty aggressive effort.” >> >> It’s a trend that has led intelligence officials to conclude that the >> Kremlin is waging a quiet effort to map the United States’ >> telecommunications infrastructure, perhaps preparing for an opportunity to >> disrupt it. > > Seems it would be easier to just pay for a subscription to a service like > FiberLocator or similar. > > They could just dial 811 as well and request the locates happen. > > - Jared