Cyberwarfare: Chinese experts on how to attack the entire U.S. power grid causing a general black out.
Larry M. Wortzel, a military strategist, recently drew attention to the paper(Photo Ken Cedeno for The New York Times)
Academic Paper in China Sets Off Alarms in U.S., says an article published in The New York Times by journalists John Markoff and David Barboza. It came as a surprise this month to Wang Jianwei, a graduate engineering student in Liaoning, China, that he had been described as a potential cyberwarrior before the United States Congress.
Larry M. Wortzel, a military strategist and China specialst, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 10 that it should be concerned because “Chinese researchers at the Institute of Systems Engineering of Dalian University of Technology published a paper on how to attack a small U.S. power grid sub-network in a way that would cause a cascading failure of the entire U.S.”
When reached by telephone, Mr. Wang said he and his professor had indeed published “Cascade-Based Attack Vulnerability on the U.S. Power Grid” in an international journal called Safety Science last spring. But Mr. Wang said he had simply been trying to find ways to enhance the stability of power grids by exploring potential vulnerabilities.
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