Mouse click could plunge city into darkness, experts say

Researchers who launched an experimental cyber attack caused a generator to self-destruct, alarming the government and electrical industry about what might happen if such an attack were carried out on a larger scale, CNN has learned.Department of Homeland Security video shows a generator spewing smoke after a staged experiment.Sources familiar with the experiment said the same attack scenario could be used against huge generators that produce the country’s electric power.Some experts fear bigger, coordinated attacks could cause widespread damage to electric infrastructure that could take months to fix.

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