Attacks on Google, Apple buses shatter windows, force reroute

Alyssa Bailey
January 20, 2018

Apple and Google are victims of attacks by unknown miscreants who have attacked the respective company buses and damaged window panes even though none is reported to be hurt.

Montiel added that he had received no reports that other buses, like Greyhound buses, had been targeted. At least five of the iPhone-maker's shuttles have recently had their windows smashed while in transit.

An internal Apple employee memo on the incident says coaches are being re-routed for the time being and that the detours could result in longer commute times for employees.

Around four years ago, people started attacking the shuttle buses that took Google employees to and from work, as a way of protesting the tech-company-driven gentrification taking place around San Francisco. Following the incidents, both the tech firms have rerouted employee buses keeping in mind the safety of their employees.

This attack was followed by three more attacks on Apple's on Tuesday evening, according to an email Apple sent to their staff.

According to Mashable, Apple employees were informed about the route variation in an email on Tuesday night. The attackers use pellet guns or rocks.

Oracle issues security patches for chip flaws
Shenoy also discussed how the Spectre and Meltdown fixes will affect servers, staying true to Intel's promise to be more transparent.

Apple to contribute $350B to economy, hire 20000 workers
The company has a substantial investment in countries like China and is looking at investing in India. The online retailer received 238 proposals from cities and regions in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

NASA saw that blazing, earth-shaking meteor fireball
Social media erupted with thousands of people concerned by what was happening and looking for solutions. The USGS earthquake's hazard program recorded a 2.0 quake in MI most likely related to the meteor.

California highway patrol public information officer Art Montiel, however, believes that rerouting of the buses would not be effective.

"We are not certain as to what caused the damage, but there haven't been any injuries", Montiel told CNN Tech.

Interestingly, the buses aren't exactly marked out as Apple or Google but can still be made out from their distinctive color scheme. No one was injured, FOX KTVU reported.

The buses are unmarked, so it's unclear if the attack was targeting Apple. It happened again and this time Google is not alone rather Apple Inc.

Police have increased monitoring near the town of Woodside on Interstate 280, a major artery for travelling between San Francisco, where many tech industry workers live, and the corporate campuses of Silicon Valley. We're working closely with law enforcement to investigate these incidents and we'll notify you as soon as the coaches are able to return to the regular route.

Other reports by GlobalViralNews

Discuss This Article