Friday, October 16, 2015

CNN reports ISIS trying to hack US power grid

CNN Money led off Friday morning with an alarming story, “ISIS is attacking the US Energy Grid”, link here

The story says they are “terrible at it”, and features a video describing the Bloom Box, which helps distribute power locally through fuel cells.  NASA has considered the idea for space travel, and the devices are being tried in California. Bloom has yet to go public. 
But, to get back to the scare story,  it simply should not be possible for a hacker, all the more overseas or any disaffected domestic person, to get to the power grid, or to any electric utilities control systems,  from his computer.  

The New York Times added to this narrative Saturday, here.  Will there be a cyber Pearl Harbor?

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