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CIA: Hackers have already attacked the electric grid

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posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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CIA: Hackers have already attacked the electric grid


www.greenercomputing.com

"We have information, from multiple regions outside the United States, of cyber intrusions into utilities, followed by extortion demands. We suspect, but cannot confirm, that some of these attackers had the benefit of inside knowledge. We have information that cyber attacks have been used to disrupt power equipment in several regions outside the United States. In at least one case, the disruption caused a power outage affecting multiple cities. We do not know who executed these attacks or why, but all involved intrusions through the Internet."
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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This is interesting because not 2 day's ago..
Our power went down to so low wattage...our light bulb's looked like almost dead flash light's.
Tv computer's didn't even have enough juice to come on.

Phone's didn't even work for low juice to it.

40 minute's later 5 truck's pull up to the power station hub at end of my road and pooof we got power full power again.

If this is true we are being attacked....Cut our power off...we are helpless.
And may be a Severe threat to our border's and ourself's.

As of now it look's to be they are testing there ability's out first.
But before long Poof all lights will go out and we get attacked.

It's very very possible folk's.....
This is a direct attack against certain country's.
And our USA.

So keep your eye's out folk's when people in another country are shutting down electric grid's ..remote from millions of miles away...this could get very serious.

and possible cause stricter rules for internet.



www.greenercomputing.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 11:46 AM
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Hmmmmm....I'm "seeing" this as possibly a damn good reason not only to start policing the Internet in the name of National Security but also as a ploy to bring a hault to electronic banking of all kinds in lieu of the G20 summit and the financial insanity swirling around us?

No power,no electronic financial activity of any kind...could be used to break down some systems further or even institute a "different" currency or way of moving funds globally?

Not good.

I am very rural and I WILL say that last evening and today,my satellite ISP is c r a w l i n g and anoyingly slow.
I just figured "they" might be adding securities to avert the "Conflicker" worm due to crawl into the systems tomorrow?
I am in South Texas and the main "signal" comes from Georgetown,MD.

Too many stinking coincidences to my way of thinking.



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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We see this increasingly from the media and government statements.

The internet is not secure.

Why not just disconnect utilities and government institutions from it then, nobody forced them to use the internet did they?

I mean rulers of the world cannot see this simple solution to the problem?

Unless there is an alterior motive which is quite obviously the case here.



[edit on 31-3-2009 by XXXN3O]



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 12:19 PM
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Home Land Security and CIA should work on the Power System
Security.

We do not want to go to world wide free power cause that went
out years ago, everyone was getting hot foots.

ED: Well there are mini generators that might be useful.
Especially with all the we don't have enough energy talk.
If they built something useful, the problem would be solved.


[edit on 3/31/2009 by TeslaandLyne]



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 02:58 AM
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Originally posted by XXXN3O
reply to post by TheAmused
 


We see this increasingly from the media and government statements.

The internet is not secure.

Why not just disconnect utilities and government institutions from it then, nobody forced them to use the internet did they?

I mean rulers of the world cannot see this simple solution to the problem?

Unless there is an alterior motive which is quite obviously the case here.



[edit on 31-3-2009 by XXXN3O]


Your statement is 100% on point as far as I am concerned;

aside from the fact that you meant "ulterior"


peace and free information to all



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 02:59 AM
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Ps for anybody reading this post-

Tesla was a scientific god amongst mortal men; If you already have not, please become acquainted with his writings and works,

sincerely



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 03:29 AM
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Originally posted by thebryman

Originally posted by XXXN3O
reply to post by TheAmused
 


We see this increasingly from the media and government statements.

The internet is not secure.

Why not just disconnect utilities and government institutions from it then, nobody forced them to use the internet did they?

I mean rulers of the world cannot see this simple solution to the problem?

Unless there is an alterior motive which is quite obviously the case here.



[edit on 31-3-2009 by XXXN3O]


Your statement is 100% on point as far as I am concerned;

aside from the fact that you meant "ulterior"


peace and free information to all


OMG the lies that my spelling bee masters taught me.

NOOOO

You fussy litte ......

Well spotted



Oops




posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 04:48 AM
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Firstly, I don't believe anything the CIA says anymore. But the last time I gave them any credence at all was over 20 years ago so there you have it. I figure they order, commit, or have some part in most of the crimes - the big ones - themselves.

Now, as for spelling, how could we create a way correct spelling errors and grammatical errors broadly. Naturally, this would apply to native English speakers only, but students of English would be welcome, of course! Our beloved OP up there has an apostrophe fetish. What happened there?!



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 04:57 AM
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All large wind turbines are run by computers viva the Internet.

Many of the wind turbine farms in Calif are run from a control room in Florida.

The interstate tie power lines and local power grids are also controlled by computer.

This is why when they had a power shortage in Calif a few years ago they could run the rolling blackouts.

They need to set up a second Internet for the government, critical infrastructure and power systems in the US and not connect it with the regular Internet.

Unless they do this they could never shutdown the Internet in case of a attack on the US.

I give it 10 years and you will see a nation wide blackout unless they can protect the power grid in the US.
I also predict a nation wide ATM outage unless the Internet system is fixed.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 05:01 AM
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They loathe the net because THEY CAN'T TAX IT in it's current form.

We had major blackouts here in Sydney and also I read of a major one in Scotland (Glasgow I think???) a day or so.
Wonder if these are the blackouts outside of the States, that is mentioned?



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 06:41 AM
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Internet shouldn't be available on every computers :/

Why would you put internet on computers that do crucial stuff, I think that's very stupid in the first place!



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 12:10 PM
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As an engineer I can tell you that whenever a question of safety and security came along, we always had manual over ride of the Computer. Although I never worked for utilities but I am sure there always be some type of scheme to isolate areas that can be trouble some. There is always 24/7 attendance to ensure operation of system. Where I worked, we could always call the experts in emergencies and off time who would walk us through even if we never touched the equipment before. So to address the concern, yes computers that can be hacked, can be over ridden manually. And operation can resume. This is standard practice.




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