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Originally posted by Sparkey76
Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated By Spies
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WASHINGTON -- 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.
"The Chinese have attempted to map our infrastructure, such as the electrical grid," said a senior intelligence official. "So have the Russians."
The espionage appeared pervasive across the U.S. and doesn't target a particular company or region, said a former Department of Homeland Security official. "There are intrusions, and they are growing," the former official said, referring to electrical systems. "There were a lot last year."
[edit on 8-4-2009 by Sparkey76]
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[edit on 4/8/2009 by semperfortis]
Originally posted by hadriana
I suspect it is b/c people do not want to listen to the blackhat thinkers.
I think a lot of 'conspiracy nuts' are blackhat thinkers.
I've not doubt I am one.
Originally posted by johnsky
I've got a valid question.
Why is your electrical grid connected to the internet in the first place?
I mean, lo be it for me to tell technicians they can't chat while they work, but connecting the same terminals that control the grid to the internet seems like asking for trouble to me.
Well... whatever, if the grid comes down, it's your own fault for being stupid.
[edit on 8-4-2009 by johnsky]
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
reply to post by FadeToBlack
If China and Russia have done it to us, I know for a fact that we've probably already done it to them.
This may shock you but the majority of malicious hacking attempts in the world originate from two countries: America and Israel.
There are undergraduate-dropouts and highschool nerds more dangerous than any Russian or Chinese computer virus or trojan hack.
Look at Gary McKinnon, the 414s, Ken Thompson, Robert Morris, Ehud Tannenbaum, or Jeanson Ancheta. Real hackers who caused real damage and penetrated very sensitive networks.
The people who pioneered hacking and viruses were most certainly not Chinese or Russian.
[edit on 8/4/09 by The Godfather of Conspira]
Originally posted by manbird12000
reply to post by WwUdNoW
Add me to the list. Had the same thing happen to my computer, there was some t.v. playing on my laptop speakers. I scrolled up and down the page, but didn't see any videos are advertisements playing AT ALL.
I thought I was loosing my mind, couldn't figure out where the t.v. sound was playing from??