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A laundry list of power industry incidents to learn from (cyber terror attacks)
Network Work ^ | Sept. 22, 2010 | M. E. Kabay

Posted on 09/25/2010 12:53:32 PM PDT by SmartInsight

In this seventh article in a series focusing on the need for improved information assurance and cyber situational awareness in the electric power industry, we continue a survey of government and industry consensus about the need for increased security of SCADA systems in the power industry.

Cyberterror Impact, Defense Under Scrutiny

The DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report for Aug. 4, 2004 included the following item summarizing work by Jon Swartz of USA TODAY:

A coordinated cyberattack against the U.S. could topple parts of the Internet, silence communications and commerce, and paralyze federal agencies and businesses, government officials and security experts warn. Such an attack could disrupt millions of dollars in financial transactions, hang up air traffic control systems, deny access to emergency 911 services, shut down water supplies and interrupt power supplies to millions of homes, security experts say.

(Excerpt) Read more at networkworld.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cyberattacks; cybersecurity; cyberterrorism; infrastructure; internet; terrorism
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Warning over malicious computer worm (infects sw controlling valves in pipelines, powerplants)

Cyber-Attacks by Al Qaeda Feared (June 2002)

1 posted on 09/25/2010 12:53:36 PM PDT by SmartInsight
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To: gandalftb; _Jim

ping


2 posted on 09/25/2010 1:01:57 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 613 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: SmartInsight
there is an extreme amount of information to 'absorb'
Thank you for posting this!
but may I add, all pieces of information should be
taken, and I pray will be taken with a grain of salt.

It may well be that all the 'ifs and buts' are going
to kick us all before the end. This is why I recommend
a grain of salt.

Mama always said, "These computers are gonna destroy
all of us!"

3 posted on 09/25/2010 7:37:22 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: SmartInsight
A coordinated cyberattack against the U.S. could topple parts of the Internet, silence communications and ...
Overblown; notice the weasel word 'could' in there?
4 posted on 10/02/2010 3:49:14 PM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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