Hackers Cut Cities’ Power

“Tom Donahue, a CIA official, revealed [on Jan. 18] at the SANS security trade conference in New Orleans that hackers have penetrated power systems in several regions outside the U.S., and ‘in at least one case, caused a power outage affecting multiple cities,’” reports Forbes. “… In the past two years, hackers have in fact successfully penetrated and extorted multiple utility companies that use [supervisory control and data acquisition] systems, says Alan Paller, director of the SANS Institute, an organization that hosts a crisis center for hacked companies.”

http://www.forbes.com/2008/01/18/cyber-attack-utilities-tech-intel-cx_ag_0118attack.html

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