Cable ties

Sanctions highlight cable concerns.

Spotlight falls on Russian threat to undersea cables

BY MORGAN CHALFANT AND OLIVIA BEAVERS

The Trump administration’s new sanctions on Russia are casting light on the threat posed to the undersea cables that carry the world’s electronic communications between continents.

The Treasury Department sanctioned five Russian firms and three Russian nationals this week for aiding the Kremlin’s domestic security service, the FSB. One of the companies is alleged to have provided support for Moscow’s “underwater capabilities” – including producing diving systems and a submersible craft for the FSB.

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Source: thehill.com

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