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Former White House Advisor: Hackers Didn't Cause 2003 Blackout




Former White House Advisor: Hackers Didn't Cause 2003 Blackout
Former White House Advisor: Hackers Didn't Cause 2003 Blackout



http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/former-white-ho.html 

By Kevin Poulsen 
Threat Level
Wired.com
June 27, 2008 

Cyber security consultant Paul Kurtz threw some cold water this week on 
a report that Chinese hackers caused the massive 2003 northeastern U.S. 
blackout. He worked for the White House at the time of the outage.

Last month the National Journal cited two computer security 
professionals, who in turn cited unnamed U.S. intelligence officials, in 
reporting that China's People's Liberation Army may have cracked the 
computers controlling the U.S. power grid to trigger the cascading 
blackout that cut off electricity to 50 million people in eight states 
and a Canadian province.

On Wednesday, Kurtz told NPR host Diane Rehm, of WAMU, that there's no 
truth to the claim.

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