The notion that Chinese hackers are noodling around blacking-out American cities at will is a truly extraordinary assertion. Makes the wildest fantasies of 1950s McCarthyism look quite tame.
"A big week for cyber security news stories. Newsbites editor Ed Skoudis put it in perspective, "Consider this NewsBites in its totality (nation state espionage, power grid vulnerabilities, nuclear facilities, radiation dispersal rumors, congressman discussing threats, and more), and you can see we're in the midst of a sea change in the willingness to discuss the threats we now face. It's not just petty cyber crime any more. Increasingly, there are national security implications and massive safety issues associated with information security vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure. Lives are at stake."