Experts say thanks to a dearth of Federal support, it isn’t a stretch to imagine a power grid cyber attack that takes out the Internet, grinding communications and businesses to a halt in the process.

The Federal government's General Accounting Office (GAO) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology didn’t officially compare notes, but easily could have based on their research conclusions concerning U.S. power systems. Both organizations point to a power grid system that is vulnerable to attack by cyber criminals, a catastrophe that causes insurers selling business interruption coverage to cringe.

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