By Daniel Fineren
DOHA | Thu Dec 8, 2011 11:03am EST
(Reuters) - Hackers are bombarding the world's computer controlled energy sector, conducting industrial espionage and threatening potential global havoc through oil supply disruption.
Oil company executives warned that attacks were becoming more frequent and more carefully planned.
"If anybody gets into the area where you can control opening and closing of valves, or release valves, you can imagine what happens," said Ludolf Luehmann, an IT manager at Shell Europe's biggest company .
"It will cost lives and it will cost production, it will cost money, cause fires and cause loss of containment, environmental damage - huge, huge damage," he told the World Petroleum Congress in Doha.
More fear-mongering from Big Oil. Jesus, these threats JUST DON’T EXIST.
Let Mr. Mitnick and Poulson enlighten you. [link]
Instagram, the hugely popular iPhone photography app that evokes 1970s style, has announced it’s finally developing an Android app.
Wait so I get to be all hipster like and take retro “ironic” pics?
“We have two people working on Android now,” Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram said at LeWeb in Paris. “I’m excited to be able to see our numbers today nearly double.”
Two WHOLE people? Like I said, I wont be holding my breath.