Posted by Deliverator on January 19th, 2008
The CIA has apparently officially confirmed a recent extortion scheme that apparently involved hacking of power plants. While they don’t admit that any plants inside the US were targeted, almost simultaneous to this release was the news of a blackout at the Sundance Film Festival. While there has been confirmation of the cause of the Sundance blackout, a cultural event of this sort seems like a prime target for such an attack. In addition, it is rare for corporate extortion victims to admit that they paid out, as it makes them a prime target for future extortion.