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Experts: Power Outage Not Related to Internet Worm

Computer network and security experts said on Thursday there was no evidence the power outage in the northeastern United States and Canada was related to the Blaster worm that began spreading on Monday. “I have no thought that (the outage) is Blaster related,” said Alan Paller, research director at the SANS Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. “The Internet is built not to worry about that,” he said. “If you blow up any big chunk, it is designed to work.” “There is no information available at this time to indicate that the power outages in the Northeast United States and Canada are related to intruder activity,” said the Computer Emergency Response Team at Carnegie Mellon, in response to questions about the worm. Full Story

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