Beginning Saturday afternoon on 16 November 2019, the government of Iran ordered the disconnection of much of the country’s internet connectivity as a response to widespread protests against the government’s decision to raise gas prices.
Cyber sovereignty is a popular topic of discussion in cyber security and policy circles. We've conducted analysis to demonstrate how China's theory of cyber sovereignty differs from the West down to the infrastructure level.
During the second half of 2018, the causes of significant Internet disruptions observed through the Oracle Internet Intelligence Map could be clustered into a few overarching areas: government-directed, cable problems, power outages, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and general technical issues.
Last month, ETECSA (Cuba's state telecom) activated national 3G mobile service. For the first time in the nation's history, a very modest level of internet service is now available to anyone on the island with a 3G-capable device and the funds to pay for it (i.e., 45cuc per month or almost twice the monthly salary of a Cuban state worker).
In November, we saw fewer significant Internet disruptions in the Oracle Internet Intelligence Map as compared to prior months. As usual, there were hundreds of brief issues with limited impact and generally unknown causes, but the most notable issues last month were due to reported DDoS attacks, problems with terrestrial and submarine cables, and general network issues.