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Apr 27, 2008

Experts hack power grid in no time - Network World

Here is an interesting article. Seems a power company hired "hackers" to see if they could break into the power grid! The scary part is that they succeeded and way ahead of their own schedule. And it was sooo easy!!

Way to go. And they published how they did it!!

Ira Winkler, a penetration-testing consultant, says he and a team of other experts took a day to set up attack tools they needed then launched their attack, which paired social engineering with corrupting browsers on a power company's desktops. By the end of a full day of the attack, they had taken over several machines, giving the team the ability to hack into the control network overseeing power production and distribution...

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