Tuesday, June 10, 2008

SCADA Watch: No Chinese Hackers Found in Florida Outage Either

Kevin Poulsen writes on Threat Level:

A recent report from the National Journal cited computer security executives and U.S. intelligence officials blaming Chinese government hackers for two major U.S. power outages. We already debunked the claim with respect to the massive 2003 northeast blackout.

Now the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council has released its preliminary report [.pdf] on the February 26th 2008 Florida outage, and -- no surprise -- human error, not cyber terrorism, is to blame.

More here.


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