$50,000 reward for Verizon cable cutter

Hannigan, Martin hannigan at verisign.com
Sat Jan 15 04:12:42 UTC 2005

Nate, customers are not OSP savvy. The ones that could be  would be like
you, me, and vin.

Those are few and between.

If I were DHS/FBI/SS? Employee or ex employee involvement. Circa 98
possibly. It is familiar for Boston area transmission.


Martin Hannigan
hannigan at verisign.com
Verisign, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan Allen Stratton <nathan at robotics.net>
To: Hannigan, Martin <hannigan at verisign.com>
CC: somitho at gmail.com <somitho at gmail.com>; wsimpson at greendragon.com
<wsimpson at greendragon.com>; nanog at merit.edu <nanog at merit.edu>
Sent: Fri Jan 14 19:58:04 2005
Subject: Re: $50,000 reward for Verizon cable cutter

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005, Hannigan, Martin wrote:

> I know how to cut those cables from experience. A customer isn't showing
> with a battery powered Makita to do it. And they don't know where to cut
> do max damage. If they were cutting SLC splice boxes, sure. Not this.
> These cuts indicate knowledge. I may be wrong. @[email protected]

You have not talked to enough ISPs who have been killed by the ILECs. They
know what to do... I am not defending them in any way, it is wrong, but
they have a lot of customers who have clue to get back at them if they are
ticked off.


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