DS-3 Gear Theft Knocks Out Service

A handful of corporate customers were left without e-mail and Internet access after the theft of networking equipment from a New York office.

A handful of corporate customers were left without e-mail and Internet access last Monday after the theft of networking equipment from a New York office May 2.

Law enforcement officials said four DS-3 cards were reported missing from a Manhattan co-location facility owned by Verizon Communications. The theft at 240 E. 38th St. occurred just after 10:30 p.m. May 2 and is being investigated by New York City police and members of the U.S. Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to NYPD spokesman Lt. Brian Burke.

The outage affected area customers of Sprint, including eWeek publisher Ziff Davis Media.

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