The pump don’t work ‘cause the hackers are attackers

Posted: November 19, 2011 in Songs of Space and Nuclear War
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Think that cyber war is a distant threat? It isn’t.

Foreign hackers caused a pump at an Illinois water plant to fail last week, according to a preliminary state report. Experts said the cyber-attack, if confirmed, would be the first known to have damaged one of the systems that supply Americans with water, electricity and other essentials of modern life.

Step one: civil defense. It’s cheap, prudent, can be done quickly and without government sponsorship, and may even be necessary.

The pump don’t work ‘cause vandals took the handles? No, it won’t work because of cyberwar. You don’t need a weather man to know which way the wind blow.
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