A Power Grid Cyberattack Isn't Just An Idea In The Movies
The most common cyberattacks on U.S. infrastructure target the power grid. Officials say eventually one will get through.By Evan Thomas | October 22, 2016
It's annoying when a cyberattack knocks a bunch of high-profile websites offline, but it's mostly that — annoying. It's a bigger problem if an attack does physical damage.
The United States power grid is really important. Officials warn without it, a lot of society would grind to a messy halt. It's not just rhetoric, either. Lights, heat, air traffic control, hospitals — they all need electricity.