City of Johannesburg’s data centre robbed of cables

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The city of Johannesburg offers a reward of 100,000 rand for information that would lead to the arrest of suspects who stole cables worth $ 2 million.Cables were stolen during a burglary at the Johannesburg data centre in Braamfontein, Mayor Herman Mashaba said in a statement released Saturday.

The suspects could have accessed through an emergency exit door on the ground floor of the building in the early hours of the morning, he said.

“After getting access, the criminals broke a door leading to a store where contractors, who were doing maintenance work, kept their tools.

“They then took grinders and extensions that they used to cut the cables.”

He stated that the stolen cables were connected to two recently purchased generators that were being tested.

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Mashaba said that there was no damage or power cuts.

He said they were building their data center and disaster recovery center.

“We suspect that it was an inside job, judging by the way the criminals had access to the building.There is no sign of forced entry from the doorway. They used. ”

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