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Spies compromised US electric grid.................

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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Did anyone else see this today???

If the electric grid can be hacked into......

What other US systems can be hacked into as well I wonder...............................

AP source: Spies compromised US electric grid

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Spies hacked into the U.S. electric grid and left behind computer programs that would let them disrupt service, exposing potentially catastrophic vulnerabilities in key pieces of national infrastructure, The Associated Press has learned.

The intrusions were discovered after electric companies gave the government permission to audit their systems, a former U.S. government official told the AP. The ex-official was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The inspections of the electric grid were triggered by fears over a March 2007 video from the Idaho National Laboratory, which had staged a demonstration of what damage hackers could do if they seized control of a crucial part of the electric grid. The video showed a power turbine spinning out of control until it became a smoking hulk and shut down.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gTamvV9J8BmeVmQift2odb--mBigD97EHMJO0

                                               

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