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by CSO Contributor

Power Grid is Still Vulnerable; Terrorists Looked For Casino Targets; New Bagle E-mail Worm Spreads

Aug 10, 20042 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Experts Say Power Grid is Still Vulnerable

Today’s Washington Post reports that while utilities have fixed many of the problems that contributed to last year’s blackout, they have not resolved larger issues that could lead to future outages. The story reports that some utility executives remain concerned that operators of the grid could again stray from the rules as memories of the blackout fade

unless Congress makes the rules mandatory and approves fines for violators.

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

Terrorists Looked For Casino TargetsThe New York Times reports that a year after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Justice Department obtained videotapes suggesting that terrorists were conducting reconnaissance at Las Vegas casinos, but the authorities never alerted the public. The story reports that one government memo alleges that the casinos did not want to see a videotape for fear it would make them more liable in civil court if an attack occurred.

Read the full story in the New York Times

New Bagle E-mail Worm SpreadsPC World reports that a new version of the Bagle e-mail worm has surfaced and is spreading quickly among Internet users. According to the report, the new worm goes by a number of different names and is very similar to earlier versions of the worm. but it also has new features that allow it to trick antivirus software and content filtering products.Read the full story in PC World