'Cyberspies" Infiltrate Power Grid
news.bbc.co.uk — Computer hackers have embedded software in the United States' electricity grid and other infrastructure that could potentially disrupt service or damage equipment. The code in the power grid was discovered in 2006 or 2007. Department of Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano would not confirm such a breach, but said that there has been no known damage caused by one. The U.S. power grid isn't the only system at risk. Malicious code has been found in the computer systems of oil and gas distributors, telecommunications companies and financial services industries. Security experts say such computer hacking could be the work of a foreign government — possibly Russia or China — seeking to compromise U.S. security in the event of a future military conflict.