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US Power Grid: Infiltrated by Foreign Spies

So, I guess the power grid in the US is pretty wide open to cyber attacks. It’s pretty much been known for a while now, but it’s now getting officially acknowledged.

The US government has admitted the nation’s power grid is vulnerable to cyber attack, following reports it has been infiltrated by foreign spies.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) newspaper reported that Chinese and Russian spies were behind this “pervasive” breach.

It said software had been left behind that could shut down the electric grid.

“The vulnerability is something [we] have known about for years,” said US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

How true is this now, a scene from the infamous Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 strategy game:

That makes me crack up – on the inside – I’m barely containing my laughter. I wish I had a computer old enough to play that game, now that I’ve seen the video I wanna play it again.


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