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[liberationtech] Super Bowl Power Outage: Possible SCADA intrusion?

Greg Norcie greg at norcie.com
Sun Feb 3 21:29:39 PST 2013


It's admittedly a wild theory, but it was the first thing that came to
mind. After the game I googled, and came across this gem:

"Michael Burns, a spokesman for Entergy Services, the local utility,
said that his company’s distribution and transmission feeders that serve
the Superdome were never interrupted. Power did not go out elsewhere in
the city. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/sports/football/power-outage-in-superdome-delays-super-bowl.html

As many on this list may know, SCADA vulnerabilities are rampant in the
US power grid. And Stuxnet was targeted at SCADA systems overseas.

Now, there's admittedly no evidence, so this is just idle speculation on
my part, but I'd be surprised if I was the only one musing along these
lines, and thought it might be interesting to start a thread about the
possibility.
--
Greg Norcie (greg at norcie.com)
GPG key: 0x1B873635



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