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Our Electrical Grid Is Deeply Vulnerable to Hackers and Storms

There are easy ways to protect it — if the government acts

United States at night composite photo showing where has most electricity access across country.

On March 5, 2019, hackers targeted the U.S. electrical grid. For around 10 hours, operators in California, Utah, and Wyoming experienced “blind spots” — temporary losses of visibility to parts of the control system. Communication went down at some remote power…

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Future Human is a science publication from Medium about the survival of our species. It is run by the OneZero editorial team, which also publishes stories about major forces in technology through its namesake publication and stories about gadgets on Debugger.

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Lucy Sherriff

Freelance Multimedia Journalist in Los Angeles | Covering Environment, People | Lensherriff@gmail.com