Oahu HI undersea cable attack disrupted by federal agents

Homeland Security Investigations says it was able to disrupt a cyberattack of a critical undersea cable, adding the hackers sought to target “infrastructure on Oahu.”

The cable links Hawaii and Pacific to critical telecommunications, including internet and cell phones.

HSI said its agents, based on a tip from their counterparts on the mainland, were able to disrupt last week a “significant breach involving a private company’s services” associated with the undersea cable.