Ciberataque faz explodir gerador

Os cépticos continuam a duvidar que um ciberataque possa causar danos a infraestruturas críticas como a rede eléctrica, de água telecomunicações ou gás. Para retirar dúvidas, o Department of Homeland Security americano divulgou um video de um ciberataque a fazer explodir um gerador de electricidade. Na página da CNN:

- videos do gerador a explodir e da reportagem

- texto da reportagem

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Um excerto do texto:

"Researchers who launched an experimental cyber attack caused a generator to self-destruct, alarming the federal government and electrical industry about what might happen if such an attack were carried out on a larger scale, CNN has learned.

Sources familiar with the experiment said the same attack scenario could be used against huge generators that produce the country's electric power.

Some experts fear bigger, coordinated attacks could cause widespread damage to electric infrastructure that could take months to fix."