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Originally posted by spyder207
FERC, SERC and NERC have all addressed this issue over the last decade and while yes, ten or so years ago a good hacker could wreck havoc over a utility companies servers it is no longer an option.
Systems have been split off to standalone networks with full encryption. There is no way to "hack" into any of the major utilities in the US at this time and cut the power. Some small co-ops maybe, but even then there are automated switches to split them off of the grid if an event occurs.
Originally posted by Dulcimer
I was joking with my light bulb post as I wanted to have a little fun. I never get to have fun.
I for one do not believe that it would be very easy to disable an entire power company with computer "hacks".