amanuensis Posted December 27, 2006 Share Posted December 27, 2006 Headline: Earthquake disrupts Internet access in Asia "As a result, Taiwan's telecommunications infrastructure was hit hard, with just 40% of international calling capacity to the U.S. functioning normally, Chunghwa Telecom Co., the country's largest operator, said in a statement. Calling capacity to Japan and China was also affected, with 11% and 10% of capacity operational, respectively, the company said. Damage to the cables also disrupted Internet access in China, Hong Kong and Singapore, Chunghwa said, noting that it will take up to three weeks to repair the affected cable systems. In Beijing, a China Network Communications Group Corp. (China Netcom) representative, who gave only his surname as Chen, said some international connections had been affected. That disruption left some international Web sites accessible in Beijing, while others could not be reached. Chen did not know when full service might be restored. ..." Just curious if anyone else has noticed a drop in spam, at least from Asia. About 1/2 the spam I was getting came from Asia and many of the websites referenced were also in Asia. Today none of it was from Asia. reference URL, FYI: http://www.computerworld.com/action/articl...rc=news_ts_head Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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