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Cyber-Attacks Could Shut Down The Power Grid

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The cyber-attack on the Energy Department has once again highlighted the vulnerability of the power grid. Hacking experts warn that a cyber-attack aimed at America’s antiquated power grid could take down the system. If such an incident should occur, the country could instantly be rocketed back to an early 190os style existence.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, NASA and NOAA scientists have already voiced concerns about a massive solar flare causing a similar catastrophe for the over-taxed power grid. A cyber-attack on the power grid would wreak a sizeable amount of havoc. But a massive solar flare (or coronal mass ejection) would be even more devastating to life as we know it – modern cars would likely no longer run.

The online attack against the governmental agency reportedly impacted 20 work stations at the facility. Classified information was reportedly not stolen during the Energy Department cyber-attack. Chinese hackers are being touted as suspects, the Washington Free Beacon reports.

The level of “sophistication” involved in the latest cyber-breach reportedly indicates the involvement of a foreign government, Fox News notes. The Energy Department also includes the offices of the National Nuclear Security.

Thousands could die in a successful power grid attack, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Although electrocution and fires could cause immediate deaths, long-term and widespread blackout would reportedly increase the death toll dramatically.

A National Academy of Sciences report had this to say about a downed power grid:

“An event of this magnitude and duration could lead to turmoil, widespread public fear, and an image of helplessness that would play directly into the hands of the terrorists.”

Living without electricity would cause a severe lifestyle change, but living without water would be disastrous. Do all the solar flare, over-taxed power grid, and cyber-attack headlines make you consider becoming a prepper?

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6 Responses to “Cyber-Attacks Could Shut Down The Power Grid”

  1. Anonymous

    Okay folks, read the comments by anonymous here, if you are so keen on making contact….

    http://space.brevardtimes.com/2012/09/solar-flare-to-hit-earth-today.html

    I expect you to read them thoroughly…. and clear yourself from the entities, before attempting to make contact….

    And what do you see? when you say the word "AJAI"…. But now that is going to mess the weather at places some….. But only for days some…..

    But why should it be so…. coz the images on the surface of the sun, and the infra-red images from weather satellite are similar…..

    And now the Federal Agencies owe us enhanced Social Security Cover & other benefits…. Thank you Dr.Federal Agency….

    And why do you want us to shine on you….. your space agencies have been actively involved in STAR WARS in SPACE…. Huh?

  2. Anonymous

    What? Is this what you think?

    The level of “sophistication” involved in the latest cyber-breach reportedly indicates the involvement of a foreign government, Fox News notes. The Energy Department also includes the offices of the National Nuclear Security.

    Maybe not….. Most people have psychic abilities unknown to themselves…. and the strange thoughts people perceive to be their own…. are actually coming from other sources….

    But this is bad…. But don't worry…. about nuclear melt-down…. You still own the MEDIA…. and they all are programmed slaves…. and still believe only in, what you feed them….

    But my birds disagree…. They would never trust you…. coz, they know, who you are….