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Friday, January 11, 2019

A Wall Street Journal reconstruction of the worst known hack into the nation's power system reveals attacks on hundreds of small contractors A reconstruction of the hack reveals a glaring vulnerability at the heart of the country's electric system. Rather than strike the utilities head on, the hackers went after the system's unprotected underbelly -- hundreds of contractors and subcontractors like All-Ways who had no reason to be on high alert against foreign agents.




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Why didn't OBAMA fox this


The party that has occupied all three branches of government for the last two years, and both houses for the last 4

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-01-11 12:06 PM | Reply

When you want to get in to a company's computing infrastructure, you rarely go in via the front door. Russia knows this well, and this type of event is nothing new.

For example, remember Target's break-in a few years ago? The hackers got in via a weak network infrastructure associated with the HVAC maintenance process. From there they were inside the main "firewall" of Target and were able to roam around pretty much at will.

Also, Russia has been ~playing~ with Ukraine's power grid for years now.

We are very susceptible in this area. Very susceptible.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-11 12:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who needs infrastructure when you get a buck o' five tax break!

We're rich, bitch

-- -- . Mustard

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-01-11 12:13 PM | Reply

"Also, Russia has been ~playing~ with Ukraine's power grid for years now.'

Yes, and we are beginning to understand how Putin/Manafort/Trump used Ukraine as the training ground (e.g. "Lock her up" originated there) for ops and actions taken here in 2016.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-11 12:21 PM | Reply

Its bad policy to have control of our grid tied to the internet. It should be an independent closed system. Our vote counting system is for the same reason.

#5 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-01-11 10:07 PM | Reply

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