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Published: Sunday 15 May 2011

>> Georgian police arrested a 75-year-old woman who single-handedly cut off Internet connections in the country and neighbouring Armenia, according to the country’s interior ministry.

The pensioner was digging for scrap metal when she hacked into a fibre-optic cable which runs through Georgia to Armenia, forcing thousands of Internet users in both countries offline for several hours on March 28

>> The UK’s Ministry of Defence has admitted that secret information about the country’s nuclear powered submarines was made available on the Internet by mistake. A technical error meant blacked-out parts of an online report could be read by pasting the blacked out area on to another document

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