Northeast Blackout Caused By A Software Bug

from the some-bug dept

Turns out after all the various speculation on reasons, the big northeast blackout from last summer was the result of a software bug that was only just discovered - and not (as many had speculated) from the Blaster worm that was going around at the time. The bug meant that an alarm that should have been triggered never went off - leading to a series of problems that went unnoticed until it was too late.

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