Archive for the Hacking Category

Smart Meters – Engineering a Virtual Panopticon

Our thanks go to the UK Column newspaper for featuring an article written by us this month:  Please share widely. LONDON, March 7, 2013, Stop Smart Meters! (UK) If you are the average Internet and telephone user, 736 pieces of personal information are collected about you […]

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British Gas Quietly Removes ‘Safety & Security’ Contentions From Email Slurring Stop Smart Meters!

Over the last few months, Stop Smart Meters! has been on the receiving end of some defamatory and unsubstantiated claims from Philip Bentley, Managing Director of UK energy giant, British Gas. We are currently considering what formal action to take, but something interesting happened recently that we […]

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Smart Grid Funding Misspent on Obsolete Technologies, Says New Report

“Billions spent with taxpayer dollars on “smart meters” will not lead to U.S. sustainability; Place citizens and economy at risk” WASHINGTON, D.C. — November 26, 2012. A new policy report focused on the electric grid and economy of energy, “Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid”, was published today by […]

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Stop Smart Meters! (UK) Issues Security Challenge To British Gas – We Can Prove Your Smart Meters Are Not Safe & Secure

Dear Mr. Bentley (& Co.) In a timely reminder that the Internet both giveth and taketh, security firm RSA this week warned that a highly organised group of cybercriminals are planning a massive banking trojan horse attack to fraudulently obtain customer funds.  You can read about the [...]Read more

‘Smart Homes’ – providing information on who’s in… when you’re out

Wherever you hear the term “you” here, replace it with the word “someone else” as, in the digital world, hacking is a mere keyboard stroke away… “Computer companies… manufacturers… bring forward a technology and I will show you that it’s penetrable… I’ll do it on national TV, […]

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US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta Warns of ‘Cyber Pearl Harbour – The Capability to Paralyze This Country Is There Now’

( — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned a Senate panel today that America faces “the potential for another Pearl Harbor” launched by enemies who have the capability to wield a cyberattack that would “paralyze this country.” Panetta made his remarks under questioning by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) […]

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Government plans to install smart meters in our homes ‘will leave us open to cyber attack’ – Mail Online

Foreign computer hackers will be able to target individual homes Campaigners say it goes to far and creates ‘a spy in every home’ Home information could be ‘sold’ to burglars and identity thieves By GERRI PEEV, via Intelligence chiefs have warned that plans to install smart energy meters in […]

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CIA Director calls Smart Grid “Really, Really Stupid”

Thalia Assuras from sat down with former CIA Director James Woolsey to discuss the current state of the nation’s electric grid and its vulnerabilities. Woolsey says the federal government’s oversight of grid security is inadequate and attacks on the grid are “entirely possible”. “No one in […]

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Staged Cyber Attack Reveals Vulnerability in Power Grid

This video is from a 2007 CNN report whereby researchers launched an experimental cyber attack (virtual realm) on a power generator which caused it to actually self-destruct (physical realm).  This apparently alarmed the federal government and energy industry so much that they ploughed on with a plan […]

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