Hackers might be gearing up to shut off power in your office.
National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander says the group Anonymous might have that capability in the next year or two. He hasn’t publicly voiced his concern. The Wall Street Journal reports he’s expressed the warning behind closed doors. But the idea might not be far fetched. Anonymous has already threatened to take down the Internet on March 31.
Experts say a hacker-induced power outage, though, would probably be limited.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.