Turkish grid under suspected massive cyber attack

Prolonged electricity outages in 40 Turkish cities, including Ankara and Istanbul, raised the suspicion that the country had Tuesday come under cyber attack. Huge traffic gridlocks, thousands trapped in elevators and air traffic chaos caused by control tower shutdowns forced the prime minister Ahmed Davutoglu to inform the public that the breakdowns were under investigation, including the possibility of cyber attacks on the control systems of main power stations across the country. By day’s end 65 percent of power had been restored.

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