r/technology – Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Amazon Data Center


In addition to all of the nutty stuff I am sure that he did not understand that a tier 4 data center is not a soft target.

They do not have a swat team guards but everything about the property and building is designed for security and redundancy with multiple layers of defense. The building is designed to be operated with minimal staff so they build in every passive security option imaginable.

Strong perimeter fencing far away from the building, truck stopping bollards, steel reinforced concrete walls, bullet proof entrances with man traps, locked steel fire rated doors between every room, etc.

All of the outside services like fiber and power have multiple sources that come on the property from different places so you cannot just blow up one man hole down the street and take out all of the fiber.

Even if you could damage the building or computers any competent company would have designed their applications to fail over to a second building location.


In addition to all of the nutty stuff I am sure that he did not understand that a tier 4 data center is not a soft target.

They do not have a swat team guards but everything about the property and building is designed for security and redundancy with multiple layers of defense. The building is designed to be operated with minimal staff so they build in every passive security option imaginable.

Strong perimeter fencing far away from the building, truck stopping bollards, steel reinforced concrete walls, bullet proof entrances with man traps, locked steel fire rated doors between every room, etc.

All of the outside services like fiber and power have multiple sources that come on the property from different places so you cannot just blow up one man hole down the street and take out all of the fiber.

Even if you could damage the building or computers any competent company would have designed their applications to fail over to a second building location.

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