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    12/04/2009 10:37:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 824+ views
    HERALD ^ | Last Updated: December 05, 2009 | Charles Miranda, London
    SNIPPET: "AUSTRALIA'S most notorious terrorist Willie Brigitte will be free from jail next year having served less than half his sentence for conspiring to blow up the nation's only nuclear reactor and the power grid. The Caribbean-born Muslim convert made headlines in 2007 when he was sentenced in France to a maximum nine years, following his arrest in Sydney, for joining an al-Qaida-backed Pakistani terror cell out to bomb Lucas Heights nuclear plant, the national electricity grid or a military base. The French Justice Ministry is considering releasing the 41-year-old, on an early-release good-behaviour plan."
  • Project Grey Goose and University at Albany SUNY to investigate major Power Grid blackouts...

    10/18/2009 5:53:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 555+ views ^ | October 16th, 2009 at 10:40 am | Written by Jeffreycarr
    "Project Grey Goose and University at Albany SUNY to investigate major Power Grid blackouts caused by hackers" SNIPPET: "This is an open call for volunteers who wish to participate in a joint Project Grey Goose / University at Albany SUNY open source intelligence investigation into power grid blackouts caused by hacker attacks. The scope is global and includes the U.S. Interested parties should contact me from their work email address with an expression of interest, a brief bio, and your experience, if any, in SCADA systems in general or the power grid in particular. All respondents will be kept confidential....
  • UPDATE 2-US concerned power grid vulnerable to cyber-attack

    04/09/2009 3:04:57 AM PDT · by shove_it · 14 replies · 679+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/8/2009 | Felix Salmon and Randall Mikkelsen
    U.S. concerns about the potential for cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure extended to the American electrical power grid on Wednesday and experts pointed the finger anew at Chinese hackers, among others. As a result, electric utilities are likely to face new pressures from the U.S. Congress and government regulators to tighten security and preparations against computer intrusions that would wreak widespread havoc. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters the power grid is vulnerable to potentially disabling computer attacks, while declining to comment on reports that an intrusion had taken place. "The vulnerability is something that the Department of Homeland...
  • Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated by Spies

    04/07/2009 7:38:04 PM PDT · by Snoopers-868th · 173 replies · 6,558+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 8, 2009 | SIOBHAN GORMAN
    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.
  • Request for Stories of Suspicious Incidents Throughout the Country

    03/02/2005 6:10:54 PM PST · by milford421 · 16 replies · 667+ views
    3/2/05 | milford421
    Compiling a list of suspicious incidents nationwide, including train derailments, chemical/oil refinery fires and or explosions, etc. Don't forget to include news link for source. Please send to my attention.
  • Con-Ed's, Department of Energy's, and other Government Press Releases...

    08/15/2003 6:09:52 AM PDT · by ThinkFreedom · 4 replies · 248+ views
    August 14, 2003 Statement from the Department of Energy WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Energy, coordinated by Deputy Secretary Kyle McSlarrow, has initiated its protocol for contingency situations.† DOE is working with appropriate agencies including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as well as entities such as the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) to assess the situation. Media Contact(s): Jeanne Lopatto, 202-586-4940 Corry Schiermeyer, 202-586-5806 Number: R-03-182 *** No. 03-102 August 14, 2003 NRC MONITORING SITUATION INVOLVING MULTIPLE NUCLEAR PLANTS...