Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spies 'infiltrate US power grid'


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Spies 'infiltrate US power grid'
9 Apr 2009 3:30 BST

By Maggie Shiels
Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley

The US government has admitted the nation's power grid is vulnerable to cyber attack, following reports it has been infiltrated by foreign spies.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) newspaper reported that Chinese and Russian spies were behind this "pervasive" breach.

It said software had been left behind that could shut down the electric grid.

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