Cyber Attack Wakeup Call

Probably. Possibly. That is, according to an Illinois security threat report November 10, 2011. Read the article on this here.

This should be taken very seriously, considering the results to the Iranian nuclear centrifuges by way of the Stuxnet virus plant.

The report, which Weiss read to The Washington Post, describes how a series of minor glitches with a water pump gradually escalated to the point where the pump motor was being turned on and off frequently. It soon burned out, according to the report.

Versus

The [Stuxnet] worm itself now appears to have included two major components. One was designed to send Iran’s nuclear centrifuges spinning wildly out of control. Another seems right out of the movies: The computer program also secretly recorded what normal operations at the nuclear plant looked like, then played those readings back to plant operators, like a pre-recorded security tape in a bank heist, so that it would appear that everything was operating normally while the centrifuges were actually tearing themselves apart.

Sound familiar?

Our government has a very seerious responsibility to protect its citizens from all kinds of threats, including this kind. But, I ask, how do you feel about that lately?

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