Spies Penetrated USA’s Electrical Grid - Code Still In Place

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  1. LockBox

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    from a portion of a CNN article posted online April 8, 2009:

    Computer hackers have embedded software in the United States' electricity grid and other infrastructure that could potentially disrupt service or damage equipment, two former federal officials told CNN. The ex-officials say code also has been found in computer systems of oil and gas distributors.

    The code in the power grid was discovered in 2006 or 2007, according to one of the officials, who called it "the 21st century version of Cold War spying."

    Department of Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano would not confirm such a breach, but said Wednesday that there has been no known damage caused by one.

    The U.S. power grid isn't the only system at risk. The former officials said malicious code has been found in the computer systems of oil and gas distributors, telecommunications companies and financial services industries.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/04/08/grid.threat/index.html
     
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    That's funny and you're right! I love that show. That, along with Criminal Minds, is a show I do not miss!
     
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    Re: Spies Penetrated USA’s Electrical Grid - Code Still In Place

    sounds like die hard 4.0 LOL
     
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    It rather sounds like another false flag operation to me!
     
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