“The nation’s power grid has been hacked by foreign spies…” (FOX News)

“Chinese and Russian operatives…” (ABC)

“…have not damaged the power grid but officials warn they could try during a crisis or war.”
(MSNBC)


Hello I’m Charlotte Bellis, and you’re watching Newsy.com.

The Wall Street Journal broke the story on Wednesday, and a flurry of media responses has followed.

The BBC looks at why the Chinese could be behind the cyber attacks:


"I think that China recognises if in a very strategic sense you want to ensure you have the ability to exploit another country's potential weakness or vulnerability, but do it in a way that isn't confrontational …this is a very good way of doing that." (BBC)

ABC’s Good Morning America points out the Chinese and Russians aren’t the only ones conducting cyber espionage:

“Well I wouldn’t be sure that the Chinese are the only ones, I wouldn’t be sure the United States isn’t doing the same sort of thing.  Modern countries are creating cyber warfare units.” (ABC)

Business news site BNET says the media are making too big of a deal out of the threat, and that there’s not much to worry about:

“…much of our infrastructure is actually older than the internet. It would take a hell of a computer program to start throwing the physical switches at 30 year old nuclear plants.” (BNET)

So what do you think?  Is cyber warfare a real and dangerous threat to country’s or is it all a conspiracy?

U.S. Power Grid Hacked

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Apr 9, 2009

U.S. Power Grid Hacked

“The nation’s power grid has been hacked by foreign spies…” (FOX News)

“Chinese and Russian operatives…” (ABC)

“…have not damaged the power grid but officials warn they could try during a crisis or war.”
(MSNBC)


Hello I’m Charlotte Bellis, and you’re watching Newsy.com.

The Wall Street Journal broke the story on Wednesday, and a flurry of media responses has followed.

The BBC looks at why the Chinese could be behind the cyber attacks:


"I think that China recognises if in a very strategic sense you want to ensure you have the ability to exploit another country's potential weakness or vulnerability, but do it in a way that isn't confrontational …this is a very good way of doing that." (BBC)

ABC’s Good Morning America points out the Chinese and Russians aren’t the only ones conducting cyber espionage:

“Well I wouldn’t be sure that the Chinese are the only ones, I wouldn’t be sure the United States isn’t doing the same sort of thing.  Modern countries are creating cyber warfare units.” (ABC)

Business news site BNET says the media are making too big of a deal out of the threat, and that there’s not much to worry about:

“…much of our infrastructure is actually older than the internet. It would take a hell of a computer program to start throwing the physical switches at 30 year old nuclear plants.” (BNET)

So what do you think?  Is cyber warfare a real and dangerous threat to country’s or is it all a conspiracy?

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