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NSA warns of Anonymous attacks on utilities

Anonymous denies accusations
Tue Feb 21 2012, 16:42

THE HEAD of the US National Security Agency (NSA) has warned that hacktivist group Anonymous might turn its attention away from organisations and towards utilities like power.

Director of the NSA General Keith Alexander voiced the warning at closed meetings at the White House, according to a report at the Wall Street Journal.

Alexander has not gone public with the warning, and the WSJ quotes sources for its story. These sources are undisclosed, and Anonymous is calling the report disinformation.

"Anonymous attracted the attention of the National Security Agency. In private meetings at the White House, NSA director General Keith Alexander warned that in a year or two the group could attack the energy grid and shut off power for millions," says a post on an Anonymous-linked blog.

"Ridiculous! Why should Anonymous shut off power grid? Makes no sense! They just want to make you feel afraid."

The hackers have always distanced themselves from attacks that hurt individuals directly, and have denied reports about attacks on Facebook in the past, and recently, the internet. µ

 

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