Apr 08 2009
In the past, I’ve avoided posting articles on potential damage to US infrastructure from Chinese hackers and others because they seemed too hyped in my opinion. However, this report on critical infrastructure from this WSJ is a tad bit better, even though they don’t name all of their sources…understand why but I still don’t like it:
Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials.
The spies came from China, Russia and other countries, these officials said, and were believed to be on a mission to navigate the U.S. electrical system and its controls. The intruders haven’t sought to damage the power grid or other key infrastructure, but officials warned they could try during a crisis or war.
UPDATE: Ned Moran, from the Cuckoo’s Egg, agrees that these types of articles get too much hype. He makes a better case than I did.
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