Anonymous affiliates accuse NSA of “fear-mongering”

Josh Peterson Contributor

Hacker group Anonymous strongly rejected suggestions on Tuesday that followers could cause a power outage by staging a cyberattack on an electricity grid.

The Anonymous statement came after The Wall Street Journal quoted the head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) as warning that hackers could have the ability within the next year or two to cause a limited power outage.

The newspaper said General Keith Alexander has not publicly expressed such a concern about the power grid but has provided his assessment in meetings at the White House and in other private sessions.

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