Homeland Security Warns Utilities of Threat

CNN recently reported an intelligence bulletin was issued by the Department of Homeland Security alerting State and local law enforcement officials to look out for threats targeting private utility facilities in the United States.

“While DHS has no specific, credible intelligence of an imminent threat posed to the private-sector utilities, several recent incidents highlight the ongoing threat to infrastructure in the utility sectors from insiders and outsiders seeking facility-specific information that might be exploited in an attack,” DHS spokesman Matthew Chandler said.

ABC News also reported that DHS warns of an insider threat to utilities, stating that there is a risk of violent extremists having already obtained inside positions.

Read the full articles here:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/07/20/terror.warning.utilities/index.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/terror-alert-warns-insider-threat-infrastructure/story?id=14118119

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