It had to come eventually, and it has.
It was not a major facility. It was an attack on an Illinois water plant. The hackers burned out a water pump.
Think of it as a test run. The hackers have not been identified. The Department of Homeland Security is saying nothing.
The breach was a prelude of things to come. We don’t know when. We don’t know how extensive future attacks may be. But we know now that it can be done.
If the U.S. power grid ever is taken down, 100 million Americans will die — maybe more. We are dependent on electrical power. It keeps us alive. The grid transfers power from one city to the next.
There is no more important national defense priority, yet not much has been done or is being done to protect it. It is all in the study stage, meaning “kick the can.”