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June 13, 2017

Report: Grid-wrecking software found

By RAPHAEL SATTER
AP Cybersecurity Writer

PARIS — Researchers have found a troubling new form of power grid-wrecking software, tying the discovery to a recent Ukrainian blackout in two reports published Monday.

The malicious software has the ability to remotely sabotage circuit breakers, switches and protection relays, the reports say, a nightmare scenario for those charged with keeping the lights on.


 
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