Can China Or Rogue Pirates Working For the Highest Bidder Take Down The U.S. Electric Grid, The U.S. Government Thinks So!

Posted By on November 21, 2014

We have talked about this before, the world has turned into the wild wild west in cyber warfare. Admiral Michael Rogers, who also serves the dual role as head of U.S. Cyber Command, said the United States has detected malware from China and elsewhere on U.S. computers systems. “It enables you to shut down very segmented, very tailored parts of our infrastructure that forestall the ability to provide that service to us as citizens,” Rogers was quoted in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

One would think the United States has its own bunch of ultra smart genius pirate hackers working on returning the favor to countries involved….(or the U.S. becomes the highest bidder for the the same group of pirates used by China and turns the tables on them).  Hmm, This could get interesting!

From CNN News:

Washington (CNN) — China and “probably one or two other” countries have the capacity to shut down the nation’s power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday.

Admiral Michael Rogers, who also serves the dual role as head of U.S. Cyber Command, said the United States has detected malware from China and elsewhere on U.S. computers systems that affect the daily lives of every American.

“It enables you to shut down very segmented, very tailored parts of our infrastructure that forestall the ability to provide that service to us as citizens,” Rogers said in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

Rogers said such attacks are part of the “coming trends” he sees based on “reconnaissance” currently taking place that nation-states, or other actors may use to exploit vulnerabilities in U.S. cyber systems.

A recent report by Mandiant, a cyber-security firm, found that hackers working on behalf of the Chinese government were able to penetrate American public utility systems that service everything from power generation, to the movement of water and fuel across the country.

Sources: CNN News, Wise Dog Research

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