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Could China easily take down US military's air-refueling logistics in a cyberwar?

Ellen Messmer | March 12, 2012
A lengthy report prepared for the U.S. government about China's high-tech buildup to prepare for cyberwar.

Disruptions could also occur to the U.S. electrical supply, the authors say. Because the Chinese government has sponsored research on "attack-induced cascading power failures" related to the U.S. power grid, the authors say if tensions between China and the U.S. ever heat up to the point of possible military confrontation over Taiwan, it will be no surprise to see "multiple large-scale network or power-grid failures, seemingly unrelated to rising tensions with China" which could "force a U.S. president and his national security team to divert time or resources to manage the domestic emergency."

 

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