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60 Minutes: We're not ready for a cyber war

Our electric grid is vulnerable to a cyber attack and come to think of it so is every other piece of U.S. infrastructure.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Our electric grid is vulnerable to a cyber attack and come to think of it so is every other piece of U.S. infrastructure. That not so happy tale was painted by a bevy of folks in a 60 Minutes report. 60 Minutes also unearthed an attack on Brazil's grid. In a nutshell:

  • We're not ready for a cyberattack;
  • The hackers can move much faster than the U.S. government;
  • A lot of the worst attacks will revolve around the power grid since everything needs electricity.

For those people paying attention to security none of this news is all that surprising.

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