Could The U.S. Power Grid Be Attacked By Terrorists?

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U.S. infrastructure is in dire need of a makeover, making it very susceptible to hacking. So how hard is it to hack the U.S. power grid?

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AP Investigation: US power grid vulnerable to foreign hacks
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c8d531ec05e0403a90e9d3ec0b8f83c2/ap-investigation-us-power-grid-vulnerable-foreign-hacks
“Security researcher Brian Wallace was on the trail of hackers who had snatched a California university’s housing files when he stumbled into a larger nightmare: Cyberattackers had opened a pathway into the networks running the United States power grid.”

2013 Report Card for American Infrastructure
http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/a/#p/energy/overview
“America relies on an aging electrical grid and pipeline distribution systems, some of which originated in the 1880s.”

Preventing Blackouts: Building a Smarter Power Grid
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/preventing-blackouts-power-grid/
“August 14, 2003, was a typical warm day in the Midwest. But shortly after 2:00 P.M. several power lines in northern Ohio, sagging under the high current they were carrying, brushed against some overgrown trees and shut down.”

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