Staged Cyber Attack Reveals Vulnerability

Submitted by: Snoogans 9 years ago in
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/26/power.at.risk/index.html

What is CNN thinking? Just in case the terrorists haven"t thought of this yet, let"s publish the information.
There are 32 comments:
Male 547
It would be easy for Osama to get all americans on his side without killing anyone. Just somehow erase all credit card debts without a trace.
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Male 112
Guys stop posting ideas for the terrorists to destroy usa and the world. You may never know of a bored terrorist that hangs around this site.
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Male 48
lol, i say "move to micronesia"
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Male 384
stupid CNN
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Male 4,547
Heh, Theory #2 Saveliy.

Either they`re incompetent, like you say, or there just aren`t as many Terrorists as the government seems to imply.

For every Muslim Terrorist, there`s an American Rush Limbaugh listener unknowingly raising a child that isn`t his.

% wise, more of the US population is in a wheelchair than the % of Muslim`s that are in some way supporting Terrorism.

I`ve been saying for years. If all the paranoia was justified, this would have been over years ago.

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Male 56
Uuh, first of all, the system was hacked by a bunch of professionals, intelligent people, no terrorist crack heads. Don`t even begin to deny, that the fundamentalist theocrats, and suicide-bombing jihad people probably never used windows, let alone knowing how to program, or hack.

Even the most intelligent ones like Osama wouldn`t be able to..

Iran does have trained professionals, but I can`t imagine how terrorist would get their hands on someone who is capable of this, and going through with it.

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Male 104
Except that 99% of terrorists are totally incompetent. Seriously, most of them are total idiots - i understand there are the odd few who have done some terrible things with devastating effects (911 to be specific) but we hear about these terrorists ALL the time and how their bomb "didnt go off" or they tried to drive the car rigged with explosives into an airport and missed...
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Male 650
jmk4422 I totally agree.

Just because you learn of this information doesn`t mean a terrorist cell is as ignorant. Chances are they`re a lot more in the know then some average civilian.

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Male 513
I`ll never understand the media. I agree, let`s publish this info so the terrorists know what we`re prepared for.
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Male 298
my friend was doing research for a project on biological warfare and found this
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Male 134
So let me get this straight. If CNN didn`t report on this story (and by the way, they weren`t the only ones to do so) then the terrorists would never be able to come up with such a plot? Give me a break. I can`t believe how many people in this country buy in to this whole notion that the public has no right to know anything important. I`m sure the poster of this note would prefer it if CNN and other news outlets only reported on the latest celebrity gossip but I for one wish that the so-called media watchdogs actually did their jobs and reported on the tough, sometimes scary issues.
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Male 203
they are pretty smart...instead of crashing 1 plane...they try to crash 4

instead of blowing up 1 bus...they blow up 3 or 4

i believe they are planning something global this time...so all around the world simultaneously

Australia has way too many weak points =[

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Male 203
Cmon america is smarter than that :)
Maybe its their way of luring terrorists to do something stupid, and then catch them

its obvious they are all planning something massive

I love america :)
i love george bush too! you guys have a good leader :)

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Male 1,497
Hey, i didnt want any information in public on the internet or on tv(military channel) it IS sad that we broadcast our newest developments on tv...and this is even sadder...im almsot sorry i live in this country..
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Male 4,290
Sometimes I don`t know whether to laugh or cry at America.

I`ll filter out the crap so the terrorists know exactly what to do:

- Get someone into the manufacturing plant overseas, where they apparently have access to systems control software passwords
- Get into the power plant and take control of the system
- Open valves
- Change the operating cycle
- Laugh as you cause $700 bn damage to the US economy

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Male 1,023
all they need to do is make in more manual then cyber so the terrorists would have to actually fight for it.
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Male 233
... i think we can give the terrorists some credit here.. they probably already thought about cutting power to cities...

yeah they got that during the blackout.
i couldn`t help but think when that happened, Osama has got to be sitting in a cave somewhere laughing his ass of at us, wondering why he didn`t think of that.

...Most news like just produce fear, with no purpose.

its like the twisted propoganda back in WW1 to keep people from having anti-war decisions. the more people who are scared, the more of them there will be to fight away the bad guys.

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Male 991
OH EM GEE!!!1!!1!1!!

I remember being in the airport the other day and out of the blue the intercom said we are in threat level orange or some crap like that. Most news like just produce fear, with no purpose.

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Male 205
ohnoes! tewawists!
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Male 91
I got send this to my friend Osama!
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Male 2,172
CNN once again helping the governement lure the terrorists on some false lead so they waste precious time on some pointless mission.

If the USA is dumb enough to put control of their powerplants over the internet then they deserve what`s comming.

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Male 761
[quote]On 9/29/2007 3:07:13 AM snoopdawgg wrote: ok to terrorists here is what you need to do: 1. hack into those generator controls again and bring it down (effects economy) 2. bring other resources down as well 3. might as well bring canada`s generators down too so canadian cant help the US 4. go hijack some planes and bomb NYC again [/quote]
#1...check
#2...check
#3...check
#4...still working on this one...
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Male 380
... i think we can give the terrorists some credit here.. they probably already thought about cutting power to cities...
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Male 65
and you guys think we didn`t already know this?

Let`s see, if I OC my cpu too much it`ll melt, too. It`s kind of drating obvious guys, but CNN explodes things out of proportion. remember hilton?

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Male 349
Like it matters? the nuclear silos still work :) Welcome to the Apocalypse.
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Male 480
ok to terrorists here is what you need to do:
1. hack into those generator controls again and bring it down (effects economy)
2. bring other resources down as well
3. might as well bring canada`s generators down too so canadian cant help the US
4. go hijack some planes and bomb NYC again
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Male 1,461
Yet another reason to have a home generator.
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Male 550
From SimCity, I`ve learned how much impact power has on a country`s economy.
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Male 756
CNN has done this crap more than once. Then they`ll be the first ones to cover the terrorist attacks that result from their "insider" stories. How stupid are their editors?
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Male 82
Correct me if I`m wrong...but wasn`t the CNN the first channel to broadcast the 9/11 incident? :D
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Male 869
Link: Staged Cyber Attack Reveals Vulnerability [Rate Link] - What is CNN thinking? Just in case the terrorists haven`t thought of this yet, let`s publish the information.
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