US Energy Infrastructure Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks
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  • Thirdsyphon

    Before I got to the end of the article, I was already thinking that this exploit sounded remarkably similar to Stuxnet, which did a world of damage by subverting a humble (and theretofore little-known) Industrial Control System component manufactured by Siemens.

    I’ve always kind of hoped that the United States was secretly a dozen steps ahead of everyone else in this field, since software is one of our national specialties. . . and for all I know we are. But articles like this still make me nervous.

    • cubanbob

      One would hope but I rather doubt it. If the NSA could be compromised by a Snowden why would anyone assume infrastructure is more secure?

  • Corlyss

    I’m probably wrong to think this, but I’m a lot more worried about the bombing and strafing of cheap energy assets by the moronic Obama and his little green minions than I am about cyber attacks from outsiders equally unfriendly to American prosperity.

    • Thirdsyphon

      You are, indeed, wrong to think that. . . but the sheer amount of wrongness that you were able to compress into that single sentence displays a certain perverse virtuosity that one can fairly describe as being, in some purely technical sense, *right*.

      • Corlyss

        Thanks . . . I think. I strive for economy and vividness of expression even when being wrong.

  • crocodilechuck

    Contrary to the spin of the writer, the USA is the biggest cyberwarfare threat on Earth.

    Set a better example.

    • Corlyss

      Better us than the bad guys. We’re the good guys, remember?

      • crocodilechuck

        Bad guys: that’s YOU

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