HiredMan writes: "The LA Times says in a story that 'hackers' had penetrated the Cal-ISO, the California electric grid parent company, and were attempting to compile code to allow them penetrate the 'firewalls' to access the actual grid control computers. Apparently the 'hackers' -- who came through a Chinese server -- breached a development computer that wasn't hardened and the intrusion went undetected for over two weeks until the intruders brought too much attention to themselves. Trying to downplay the incident one official said, 'It was a compromise, not really an attack.'" An anonymous reader pointed to coverage at MSNBC as well.
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