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Elderly Woman Cuts Web Access to Two Countries

An elderly woman was scavenging for copper to sell as scrap when she accidentally sliced through an underground cable and cut off internet services to the whole of Armenia, large parts of Georgia, and Azerbaijan. The woman had been digging for the metal when her spade damaged the fiberoptic cable. As Georgia provides 90% of Armenia's internet, the woman's unwitting sabotage had catastrophic consequences. Web users in the nation of 3.2 million people were left twiddling their thumbs for five hours as the country's main internet providers were prevented from supplying their normal service.

A spokesman for Georgia's interior ministry said, “It was a 75-year-old woman who was digging for copper in the ground so that she could sell it for scrap.” Called "the spade-hacker" by local media, the woman--who has not been named-- is being investigated on suspicion of damaging property. The woman was temporarily released "on account of her old age" but could face more questioning.

Possible Preaching Angle:

Did Adam & Eve understand the implications of their choice in Eden? Of course not. Nevertheless, their choice changed human history. Our personal sins always have consequences that can affect others.

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