The Guardian posted a map of the world’s submarine Ethernet connections. Last week 4 of the largest cables heading to the Arabian peninsula were “cut“. The current net traffic report shows that Iran has lost 100% of its connectivity with 100% of packets lost. The cause of the breakage is “unknown“, yet the four broken cables took place in four separate parts of the country at once. It does not appear to have been an accident. This seems much more like information warfare. Joanne Coley from Rocketboom said on Monday that the US and the UK are now re-routing Iran’s connectivity through its own Ethernet cables. I had trouble finding any sources for that, but this incident seems extremely suspect, given that American media have virtually blacked this story out in light of “Super Tuesday” and all the distractions from party caucusing.