Video - How to Hack An Optical Fiber

This video shows how easy it is for potential hackers to hack into optical fiber & download the information freely. There are many locations where the physical protection of a fiber is very poor, and where the naked fiber is accessible for hacking. Simple optical taps costing less than $500 can be used to access the data which is then freely accessible. More sophisticated hacking methods can fool attenuation monitoring tools. The data needs to be encrypted for protection. However, many corporations believe that optical fiber is intrinsically secure.

See also the IDQ's "How to Find an Optical Fiber to Hack"