Report: America’s Western Power Grid Is Totally Vulnerable To Attacks

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Grid security has become a major focus for national defense officials in recent years as they worry about hackers causing massive blackouts. Such fears aren’t completely unfounded. Russian hackers recently broke into Ukraine’s electric grid and caused power outages.

Federal officials are also worried about physical attacks on the electric grid, which some fear is vulnerable to attack. Lawmakers share this worry too, especially in the wake of a sniper attack on a California substation in 2013.