Wednesday, April 8, 2009

U.S. Electricity Grid Hacked by Spies

U.S. intelligence agencies have detected cyber intruders from Russia and China who have penetrated the U.S. electricity grid. The intruders appear to be on a mission to map the grid and its controls. They left behind software tools that could be used to disrupt service or destroy infrastructure components.

See, "Spies compromised US electric grid," Associated Press, April 8, 2009, at; "Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated By Spies," Wall St. Journal, April 8, 2009, at

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