Cyberattack could cause power outages
`National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander has warned the White House that Anonymous "could have the ability within the next year or two to bring about a limited power outage through a cyberattack"'
Jeez, maybe they shoudn't connect such vulnerable SCADA units directly to the Internet. Is there a precident that the NSA is aware of, of a computer virus interfering with the US power grid?
"SCADA vuln imperils critical infrastructure, feds warn", Dec 2011
"Hackers tap SCADA vuln search engine", Nov 2011
World's power grids infested with (more) SCADA bugs, Feb 2009
Slammer worm crashed Ohio nuke plant net, Aug 2003
"Did MS Blaster crash the power grid?", Aug 22 2003