August 18, 2003

Power grid down because of virus?

There are lots of speculations about the powergrid being brought down by a remotely triggered virus. I just found this Frontline episode on PBS:

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

This episode was published back in April 2003.

On the Bugtraq mailing list there is a discussion going on about exactly this. There are two interesting comments: one and two. It seems that the core systems controlling the power grid are running Windows OLE and DCOM applications, the last being the target of the attack of MSBlast.

Posted by ovidiu at August 18, 2003 12:34 AM |
 
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