CIA reveals that hackers were responsible for power outages

Summary:At a SCADA conference in New Orleans this week we learn that there have been multiple instances of hackers attempting to extort municipalities with threats of power outages - and then carrying out the threats, in at least once instance taking out several cities(none in the US, so far).Need I say more?

At a SCADA conference in New Orleans this week we learn that there have been multiple instances of hackers attempting to extort municipalities with threats of power outages - and then carrying out the threats, in at least once instance taking out several cities(none in the US, so far).

Need I say more?

Topics: Security, Outage

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