CIA reveals that hackers were responsible for power outages

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?

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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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  • Unix at fault!

    The federal govt ought to mandate Winsows in Power!



    http://fakesteveballmer.blogspot.com
    ballmerclone2
    • You over looked a very big item

      Tue Jan 22 05:31:17 EST 2008
      5:31am up 548 day(s), 12:54, 0 users, load average: 0.04, 0.05, 0.05

      Show me a Windows box that has been up for 548 days. The 0 users was because the uptime was taken at 5:31am, this box has around 150 users on it at a time.
      ViperHost
  • Before you drink any more CIA kool-aid, you better read this...

    [url=http://project.cyberpunk.ru/lib/hacker_crackdown/]Bruce Sterling's [i]The Hacker Crackdown[/i][/url] exposes the truth behind the 1990 AT&T system outage; How AT&T's own technicians brought the system down with a single misplaced punctuation mark, NOT hackers as the "experts" claimed.

    [b]"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."[/b] -George Santayana

    Does the CIA want to risk the embarrassment of their own "Operation Sundevil" that ends in a failure the taxpayers will be forced to pay for?
    Mr. Roboto
    • Who's gonna pay?

      We will be paying for it either way!
      dmhunter9
    • You are quoting about 1990???!!!

      I am sorry, but, even as 'dumb' as I am about hacking, I even know that it has come a long, long way, since 1990!!! Good God man, that was 18 years ago! Can't you think of something more recent?

      From what I have been reading the past couple of years, that most of the 'hacking' is coming from China and Russia. Let's be honest, 'hackers' could care less about anyone but themselves. Many of the latest Trojan Horses, Viruses and Phishing has been coming from China, Russia and third world countries, mainly the Indonesia countries, as well.

      It is time to stop the 'conspiritorial' attitude/thinking and wake up! Cyber terrorism is very real and is one of the best ways to produce chaos, in any country. Look what happened when the power grid went out over a good portion of the USA and Canada, a couple of years ago. It caused complete chaos. Yes, it is true that it was a power plant in Ohio that started the whole chain of events, but, that only goes to show you how important maintaining computers at all levels, is today.
      MmeMoxie
  • sounds like ex-ENRON employees..

    Hmm.. sounds like they're ex-ENRON employees trying to keep
    making a living off of their on-the-job training.
    Htalk
  • RE: CIA reveals that hackers were responsible for power outages

    What was the point of this blurb? There isn't any information presented. What ever happened to: who, what, when, where and how?
    eboyd
  • Nailed em

    Yea sounds like enrones for sure.
    Altotus
  • RE: CIA reveals that hackers were responsible for power outages

    It must have been aliens! LOL!
    motorhead1979