[Dshield] Fw: Computers crashed just before blackout

Geoff Shively gshively at pivx.com
Fri Aug 29 20:25:35 GMT 2003



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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard M. Smith" <rms at computerbytesman.com>
To: <cta at hcsin.net>; "'Michael Scheidell'" <scheidell at secnap.net>; "'Alan
Kloster'" <akloster at spp.org>; "'Geoff Shively'" <gshively at pivx.com>; "'Drew
Copley'" <dcopley at eeye.com>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 6:35 AM
Subject: Computers crashed just before blackout


> http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/106207424
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> Computers crashed just before blackout
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> 08/28/03
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> John Funk Teresa Dixon Murray and Tom Breckenridge
> Plain Dealer Reporters
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> FirstEnergy Corp. could not see mounting transmission line problems in
> the crucial hour before the Aug. 14 blackout because its key computers
> were down, according to at least two municipal electric systems.
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> Whether the computer troubles were the result of hardware or software
> problems was not known yesterday. Investigators from the Department of
> Energy have visited the utility's Akron control center, said spokesman
> Ralph DiNicola.
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> FirstEnergy is detailing how the control center computers operated that
> day for the DOE, said DiNicola. He repeatedly declined to say whether
> there were any computer problems.
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