This is frightening: Cyberspies from China and Russia have penetrated the US electricity grid, leaving behind software that could be triggered to mess up our infrastructure, reports the WSJ.
A senior intelligence official told the Journal that "The Chinese have attempted to map our infrastructure, such as the electrical grid," along with the Russians. What's scary is that it's not just a few isolated points, but it's happening all across the whole country. Oh, and that the utility companies actually running the grid had absolutely no idea.
The reason US intelligence—who detected the intrusions and informed the utility companies—suspects the Commies is because the attacks are so sophisticated. They left behind backdoor software designed to muck up the works that "if we go to war with them, they will try to turn them on." And if you've seen Live Free or Die Hard, you know what happens when hackers go after our infrastructure. People die, Justin Long cries and cars run into helicopters. It's absolute chaos. I pray to god when that day comes, Bruce Willis is not sipping cocktails on a beach earning 20 percent Alan Rickman. [WSJ]