Unknown hackers have gained near-total control over some US power generation companies


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/06/switch-flipping-control.html


#2

Well, that’s not scary at all.

[insert this-is-fine-dog gif here]


#3

In practice, people will actively prevent air-gapping and updating of crucial civilian infrastructure systems. This is the inevitable result.

Whoever we’re currently being propagandized to hate and fear is always the purported author of our latest impending disaster. Yesterday it was China - remember how infested we were with Chinese hackers before the Trump presidency? - today it’s Russia. Tomorrow, Eastasia…


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And they can’t say they didn’t know any better. Every geek in the power industry has been yelling about this risk for the last 20 years.


#5

Wasn’t it easier this year that researches had found signs on some unknown hacking group probing critical internet infrastructures?


#6

oooh, one-button Reichstag fires!


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There have been recent physical attacks on the US grid as well: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-grid-attack-20140211-story.html


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And maybe 99% of the geeks in every other technical industry too.


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I was ready for the next power-cut but that don’t say mucho-grace my arse


#10

We’ve always been at war with Eastasia.


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It wasn’t the “ultimate power” that they were looking for?


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That’s right citizen, we have always been at war with Eurasia.

That’s what you meant to say, yes?


#14

They must have been running Norton.


#15

Microsoft screwing them over is the only time I’ve actually felt sorry for Symantec.


#16

“Questions are a burden upon others.”

Be seeing you…


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