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China’s Cybertooth Tigers

China’s Cybertooth Tigers

America’s electrical grid may have been implanted with cyber-“bombs” waiting to go off. Russia and China are preparing for a new kind of warfare. Where will you be when the lights go out?

On April 1, as part of our “Inside The Stimulus” series, we said the proposed “smart grid” designed to monitor electrical use and distribution would make it easier for hackers to break in and possibly disable parts or all of it. Turns out this was no April Fool’s joke.

A few weeks ago the Pentagon released its 2008 report to Congress titled “Military Power of the People’s Republic of China.” It dealt with more than tanks, planes and missiles. It also dealt with China’s capabilities in what’s known as “asymmetrical” warfare, specifically cyberwarfare.


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