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To: sheikdetailfeather; Calpernia

Let me guess. Chicoms


5 posted on 04/07/2009 7:42:58 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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Chicoms and Russians.


9 posted on 04/07/2009 7:45:48 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: pissant
Let me guess. Chicoms

Shocking isn't it?

61 posted on 04/07/2009 8:44:28 PM PDT by rdl6989
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http://blog.newyorkcitycommunity.us/2008/01/19/cia-says-hackers-have-cut-power-grid.aspx?view=threaded



I wonder if this is what happened when NYC lost their power?  I always found that story about the tree falling a bit unbelievable.

August 2003 - NYC Blackout


The whole of the city was dark and the setting sun painted one building.


CIA Says Hackers Have Cut Power Grid

Several cities outside the U.S. have sustained attacks on utility systems and extortion demands.

Criminals have been able to hack into computer systems via the Internet and cut power to several cities, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency analyst said this week.

Speaking at a conference of security professionals on Wednesday, CIA analyst Tom Donahue disclosed the recently declassified attacks while offering few specifics on what actually went wrong.

Criminals have launched online attacks that disrupted power equipment in several regions outside of the U.S., he said, without identifying the countries affected.

The goal of the attacks was extortion, he said.

"We have information, from multiple regions outside the United States, of cyber intrusions into utilities, followed by extortion demands," he said in a statement posted to the Web on Friday by the conference's organizers, the SANS Institute.

"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."

"According to Mr. Donahue, the CIA actively and thoroughly considered the benefits and risks of making this information public, and came down on the side of disclosure," SANS said in the statement.

*snip*

He confirmed SANS' report of the talk. "There were apparently a couple of incidents where extortionists cut off power to several cities using some sort of attack on the power grid, and it does not appear to be a physical attack," he said.

125 posted on 04/08/2009 6:16:16 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2224558/posts?page=125#125


126 posted on 04/08/2009 6:16:53 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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