This is a real threat, that is what the FBI is saying while DHS is claiming it is not such a real problem at this time. Take a look at what a group of hackers from Russia did to the Ukrainian Power grid. Could it happen here, yes. We in the US are in a real catch 22, to monitor the grid for any type of failure our Power Companies are on the Internet, yet this is the same internet that the hackers are using to bring the system down. Most of our Water and Waste Water systems, another target of the Government Sponsored hackers from China, Russia, and yet North Korea and Iran, among others, try and stay off the Internet as much as possible for the operational controls. Like any attack on our systems, the hackers learn a little more about our systems, hopefully we are also learning a bit more to stop them.
from CTI Consulting http://ift.tt/1RWeMjN