supabeast! writes: PC world reports that the CIA claims hackers have successfully intruded, via the internet, into computers controlling the American power grid. The hackers then attempted to extort money from their victims, and have even caused power blackouts, on at least on occasion affecting multiple American cities.
supabeast! writes: The Washington Post is running the story of former Lockheed Martin engineer Michael De Kort, who tried in vain to get Lockheed, the Coast Guard, and even his Congressional representatives to pay attention to serious flaws he discovered in important Coast Guard surveillance boats. So he created a short documentary about the problems and posted it to YouTube three weeks ago. Since then the security flaws have received press coverage and the attention of Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi.