Hackers Gain Hands-On Access to US Power Grid

In an age when hackers and cyber-attacks seem to be in the news every day, extraordinary attacks with greater consequences can get lost in the headlines. That seems to be exactly what happened this week when it was announced that a series of attacks not only compromised the data of US and European energy companies, but also gave the intruders actual hands-on access to power grid operations. The intruders had enough control that they could have actually induced blackouts on U.S. soil at will