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How hackers could annihilate U.S. utilities and unleash havoc on infrastructure

Published May 22, 2013 9:42 am

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It's a new breed of warfare, unlike anything you've ever seen.

How hackers could annihilate US utilities and unleash havoc on infrastructure

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last October warned that assailants "could gain control of critical switches and derail passenger trains, or trains loaded with lethal chemicals... They could contaminate the water supply in major cities." Photo illustration by Kyle Kim. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)ATLANTA, Georgia — It's a new breed of warfare, unlike anything you've ever seen.It can threaten a nation's core security, cause mass casualties and weaken the economy, according to the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Congress' research ...

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