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 Thursday, September 27, 2007

CNN, on their article "Sources: Staged cyber attack reveals vulnerability in power grid," reports on how an experimental cyber attack conducted by researchers caused a generator to self-destruct. CNN captured a video of the generator shaking and smoking, and then shutting down. This new revelation has consequently alarmed the federal government and the electrical industry on the possibilities if such an attack were carried out on a larger scale. "Sources familiar with the experiment said the same attack scenario could be used against huge generators that produce the country's electric power. Some experts fear bigger, coordinated attacks could cause widespread damage to electric infrastructure that could take months to fix." The staged cyber attack, dubbed "Aurora," was conducted in March at the Department of Energy's Idaho lab.

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