Undersea cables carrying over 90% of the worlds telecommunications – including trillions of dollars’ worth of financial transactions every day – are increasingly under threat from a secret new Russian sub…
— Fusion Winter 🛰️ (@fusionwinter) March 21, 2021
Defence chiefs are increasingly concerned about the capabilities of a secret Russian navy nuclear submarine known as Losharik.
The deep-diving craft is referred to in a United States Northern Command briefing as a “dark target”.
They could destroy or tap into the undersea cables responsible for 97% of worldwide communications and carry trillions of dollars’ worth of international financial transfers every day, the report says.
British and US military sources have recently warned of Russian submarines “aggressively operating” near the Atlantic undersea cables.
More on the Belgorod and Losharik:t.co/ErDxjXBHiy pic.twitter.com/vQV3hs50E5
— CyberSec Chey (@chey_cobb) March 21, 2021
The only thing more mysterious than what went wrong aboard the Losharik, a deep-diving military submarine, was what it was doing under 1,000 feet of Arctic water just east of Norway in the first place. t.co/Sl3NlFr2zg pic.twitter.com/NR6hX60Q4U
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 22, 2020
h/t Alpha Scientist