Hacked or hyped: Have foreign cyber spies infiltrated the U.S. electricity grid?

The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed current and former national security officials, reports that spies from China, Russia and other countries have hacked into the U.S. electricity grid and installed software that could cause mass outages. According to these same officials, the foreign agents have not sabotaged the grid (yet), but rather want to “map our infrastructure” for possible exploitation in case of a future war.

Full article by Adam Hadhazy on Scientific American



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