What you'll find here is one of the most thorough resources available (for your own use and to pass along to your family and friends) about the threat to the power grid.
The Washington Post reported that malware associated with the Russian hacking operation Grizzly Steppe was detected at the Vermont utility Burlington Electric. Grizzly Steppe is the name of the recent cyberattack that included stollen emails from the Democratic National Committee, which were later released by WikiLeaks during this year’s presidential campaign. In short, the Russians launched a sophisticated attack targeting government organizations, think tanks, universities, political organizations, corporations, and critical infrastructure entities such as Burlington Electric.
President-Elect Donald Trump pledged to make the vulnerable power grid a national security priority.
Below is an interview with the Journalist Ted Koppel, who released his book Lights Out in October, 2015. Lights Out is the non-fiction version of my novel Patriarch Run. It details why we are so vulnerable to a cyberattack on our power grid. In my novel the bad guy wants to take down the grid as a means to commit mass murder on a scale never seen before in human history.
The societal catastrophe that would result if the grid went down was once dismissed by many as a concern of conspiracy theorists. Those days are ending as a growing number of authoritative sources have acknowledged the threat in an official capacity.
This BBC Documentary suggests that the Blaster worm caused the largest blackout in North American history: 50 million people without power, $6 billion in damage. The documentary also makes the case that it would be easy to shut down the entire gird with a cyber attack.
I want to introduce you to one of the most authoritative sources on the vulnerability of our critical infrastructure, Blackout Wars.
Ted Koppel reveals that a devastating cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely and that the United States is shockingly unprepared.
The briefing emphasized that there were a "growing number of cyber incidents" on the grid, "coordinated physical attacks on key grid components" and "risks from state and non-state actors," presumably the Islamic State and North Korea.