Thursday, April 09, 2009

AP source: Spies compromised US electric grid by AP: Yahoo! Tech

Yikes

Spies hacked into the U.S. electric grid and left behind computer programs that would let them disrupt service, exposing potentially catastrophic vulnerabilities in key pieces of national infrastructure, a former U.S. government official said Wednesday.

The intrusions were discovered after electric companies gave the government permission to audit their systems, the ex-official said. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

AP source: Spies compromised US electric grid by AP: Yahoo! Tech

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