Skorj February 8, 2008 5:06 PM

Best theory so far! And not at all disproven by the large “abandonded” anchors found cutting the cables, as the squid know where to find those, and can just drop anchors where needed.

Erik N February 9, 2008 5:03 AM

Great, and now after the cable breaks in the middle east al Qaeda will blame US for training infidel squids to cut off their communication with potential recruits… next they will train suicide squids to attack the infidel squids taking the war on terrorism to the deep sea.

Sedgequill February 9, 2008 6:33 PM

A squid that has ingested so much data can look like a giant octopus, or pick from a number of identities.

xd0s February 11, 2008 12:39 PM

Bruce Schneier Exclusive!

The first documented case of Cephalopod Identity Theft has been identitifed, and scientists now worry that other large brained sea creatures might get into the act.

When interviewed on the topic, noted security expert Bruce Schneier commented, “I’ve had my eyes on Squids for a long time. They seemed like primary candidates for making the leap from predator to fraudster, given their large brain to body ratio and the bio-luminescent covert communications channels they use.”

He also noted they are very tasty fried with a Marinara sauce.

(ok I really shouldn’t have 2 double espressos before reading this blog) 🙂

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