May 29 2008

Then it all went black…Chinese hackers shutting out the lights?

Published by at 10:24 pm under Uncategorized

I have no words…

Hackers working on behalf of China’s People‚Äôs Liberation Army have penetrated networks controlling electric power grids in the United States, computer security experts believe. And that may have precipitated a massive blackout on the east coast in 2003, as well as a blackout in Florida this year.

That’s just one blockbuster assertion in a long story full of them, from National Journal scoopster Shane Harris.

More here…

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Then it all went black…Chinese hackers shutting out the lights?”

  1. Eastwoodon 30 May 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Do you think the Chinese are capable of taking down power grids in the States?

  2. Eastwoodon 30 May 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Interesting read here also: http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/05/did-hackers-cau.html

  3. Heikeon 30 May 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Eastwood,

    I posted the article but to be honest, I have my doubts. Lot of sketchy info listed as sources. I try not to post the ones that seem too far afield but…no excuses.

  4. jumperon 30 May 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I agree with Heike. The article is pretty misleading about their government sources. I think all of this came from private sector “experts”. The article cites .gov sources that talk in general about Chinese hackers but not about this incident specifically.

  5. Steveon 02 Jun 2008 at 7:59 am

    *points to here*
    http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/06/did_the_chinese.html