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Re: CNN: 'Explores Possibility that Power Outage is Related to Internet Worm'
From: Yannick Van Osselaer <yannick.vanosselaer () pi be>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 20:18:18 +0200

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Op vrijdag 15 augustus 2003 00:18, schreef Geoff Shively:
Just flipped on CNN, watching the masses snake through the streets of
Manhattan as correspondents state that this could be an affect of the
blaster worm.

Interesting but I don't see how an worm of this magnitude (smaller than
that of Slammer/Sapphire and others) could influence DCS and SCADA systems
around the US, particularly just in the North East.

Thoughts?

Well, it might be possible because the SCADA systems run on Windows 2000/XP 
and some are connected to the internet. 

<http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cyberwar/view/>

Includes some information about the power grid.

<http://www.automationtechies.com/sitepages/pid641.php>

Articles about SCADA systems.

Just my two cents.
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Yannick Van Osselaer
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