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Cyberspies Penetrate U.S. Electrical Grid, Leave Software That Could Disrupt System

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posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 09:37 AM
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Cyberspies Penetrate U.S. Electrical Grid, Leave Software That Could Disrupt System


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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

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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 i
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posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 09:37 AM
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Not only the electrical grid, but water systems, sewage systems, and other infrastructure, have been booby-trapped with sinister software 'bombs' that can be activated in the event of war or other significant event.

This has been known for some time, and already over $100 million has been spent to repair the broken software, but it is anyone's guess how much more lurks in cyberspace.

And it was the government that discovered this, not private industry.

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