07.31.12

They’ll turn off the power!

Posted in Cyberterrorism at 9:51 am by George Smith

“Ha-ha, I will now plunge half of America into darkness!” cackled the fiend, deep inside his cyber-bunker, somewhere in the eastern hemisphere.

Well, not quite:

Half of India’s 1.2 billion people were without power Tuesday as the grids covering 19 states broke down, the second major blackout in as many days.

Stretching from Assam, near China, to the Himalayas and the northwestern deserts of Rajasthan, the outage was the worst to hit India in more than a decade and embarrassed the government, which has failed to build up enough power capacity to meet soaring demand.

The power loss includes grid failures in northern, eastern and northeastern India.

How much off-shored American business was impeded? What, you couldn’t get any help from the call center? Oh, wait … you never could before, either.

Comments are closed.