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In the News The Power Grid?

May 29, 2009

VIEW: This quick primer from our Cyberwar! film (2003) on how the U.S. grid could be taken over in a cyberattack. In that report one expert told us that a worse case scenario could leave half the U.S. in the dark for six months.

READ: A recent Wall Street Journal frontpage story about spies penetrating our power grid and leaving software programs that could be used to disrupt the system.

A Note: The person at the end of this clip - whose identity is hidden and voice altered - is a high-end hacker and well known in the world of computer spies at the National Security Agency, the Defense Department and the CIA. He's on their side. He works in secret and wants to keep it that way.

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