Smart City Accidentally Downloads Virus

A brand new city in South Korea -- wired with smart grid technologies, a real-time control platform, deep sensing, simulation, and advanced analytics -- has accidentally downloaded a major computer virus.
April 1, 2011, 5am PDT | planetizen
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The city was automatically checking its email and mistook a malicious email as a genuine citizen complaint. The email contained a virus, which rapidly infected and disabled the city's operating system.

"We've put our entire city's operations in the cloud, and now we can't get it out," an exasperated mayor told a local TV station.

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Published on Friday, April 1, 2011 in Planetizen April 1st Edition
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