CIA Hacking Tools Raise Huge Concerns

One alarming academic article by Dheeraj Gurugubelli
and Dr Chris Foreman of Purdue University sets out how a targeted
attack on smart meters could potentially result in the shutdown of
the power grid, disabling energy delivery systems. (They argue that
“the compromise of even a single smart meter through focused attack
or reverse engineering potentially provides access to the AMI
network as a whole. This, coupled with the extensive use of
multiple wireless technologies and geographic dispersion, results
in an attack surface of unprecedented scale.”

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