Newsy
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With all the hand-wringing over cyberattacks, you might have missed that squirrels have done way more damage to the national grid. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/66439/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideos Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos
Wired
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A site that chronicles animals versus the power grid makes a good point about cyberwar hype, but an attack would still be serious business. The post Squirrels Keep Menacing the Power Grid. But at Least It's Not the Russians appeared first on WIRED .
RT
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BBC News - Technology
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PC Pro
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Alan Martin 14 min 48 sec ago Security Security experts have long warned that hackers could pose major risks to government infrastructure, including the national grid . And while there have been a small number of genuine attributed cyberattacks on the world’s power infrastructure, that number is far smaller than the damage done by the animal kingdom. That’s the conclusion of a talk by CrisSpaceRogueThomas, a hacker turned security researcher at Tenable. At the Shmoocon security conference last week, Thomas presented his findings in a talk entitled35 years of Cyberwar: The Squirrels Are Winning,” and the numbers do indeed speak for themselves – while verified hacking attacks are stuck in low single figures, squirrels have been responsible for 879. The CyberSquirrel1 project was launched to “counteract the ludicrousness of cyberwar claims by people at high levels in government and industry,” according to Thomas.
BoingBoing
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZPv-wro-O8 Of 1700+ known acts of global power-grid sabotages, affecting some 5,000,000 people, 879 were caused by squirrels; between 0 and 1 were caused by Russia, and another 1 was caused by the USA (Stuxnet). (more)
Ars Technica
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Beware its furry cyber-wrath. (credit: Washington State ) WASHINGTON, DC—For years, the government and security experts have warned of the looming threat of "cyberwar" against critical infrastructure in the US and elsewhere. Predictions of cyber attacks wreaking havoc on power grids, financial systems, and other fundamental parts of nations' fabric have been foretold repeatedly over the past two decades, and each round has become more dire. The US Department of Energy declared in its Quadrennial Energy Review , just released this month, that the electrical grid in the US "faces imminent danger from a cyber attack." So far, however, the damage done by cyber attacks, both real (Stuxnet's destruction of Iranian uranium enrichment centrifuges and a few brief power outages alleged to have been caused by Russian hackers using BlackEnergy malware) and imagined or exaggerated (the Iranian "attack" on a broken flood control dam in Rye, New York) , cannot begin to measure up to an even more significant cyber-threatsquirrels.
Daily Mail - Home
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The squirrels at the Tehidy Country Park in Camborne, Cornwall, have become obese following a mild winter which has seen them feasting on snacks and food left on the frost-free ground.
The Cornishman
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Squirrels in Cornwall are getting fat with those living in Tehidy Country Park among the best fed rodents in the land. The squirrels living in the woodland near Camborne have something of a fearsome reputation, having on occasion been known to attack adults and children who dared to get between them and their next snack. However, despite the odd moment of madness, the squirrels are still an attraction to visitors who regularly stop to take snaps of them as they dart around the country...
Techradar
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It's just like the real thing! The original Paper Toss was pretty dry and throwaway, but in dumping the wastebasket in absurd surroundings (within a volcanic pool, in the desert, by the Taj Mahal), it gets a second wind as Paper Toss: World Tour HD and is a far more satisfying flick-based arcade game. NinJump is a quickfire one-thumb game which has your ninja rapidly climbing, leaping between two endless towers. As he leaps, he knocks obstacles from the air, dispatching killer squirrels, deadly birds and throwing stars lobbed by enemy ninjas. Simple, addictive fun. The love-child of Pong and a drug-fuelled hallucination, BIT.TRIP Beat Blitz has you deflecting hundreds of balls, in time to crunchy industrial-style dance beats. This is dazzling and pure but demanding arcade gaming, with long, tough levels. Miss too many beats and you're plunged into Nether, a soulless black-and-white realm where you must chain multiple beats to escape from.
Mashable
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Is it just us, or do squirrels just seem to get away with everything these days? The Kim family suspected some mischief was afoot in their Toronto convenience store, Luke's Grocery, when they heard a bit of rustling near the candy bars. After some investigation, they had found the culprit: squirrels. Little candy-thieving squirrels. On this Youtube page (hilariously named StopThatSquirrel DropThatBar ), the Kim family posted this video of a squirrel waltzing into the store like it owns the place, snatching the candy bar and running the hell out of there before it gets caught. Apparently, this is not the first candy caper of its kind the family experience. The family estimates that it has lost at least 40 candy bars to squirrels over the years. Read more... More about Store , Candy , Squirrel , Viral Videos , and Watercooler
Mashable
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It is very possible to have too much of a good thing especially when that good thing is squirrel paraphernalia. Reddit user Yegend misguidedly told his friend that squirrels were his favorite animal, and it appears he has regretted that admission every December 25th since. He posted a hilarious picture of himself Wednesday, modeling some extremely unfortunate Christmas gifts he's received from one friend over the years. SEE ALSO: Renegade squirrel steals 150 Christmas lights Cheer up Squirrel-man, we have a feeling you may be the internet's next favorite meme. Read more... BONUS: Student befriends squirrel, both become campus celebs More about Gifts , Friends , Christmas , Squirrels , and Watercooler
Sputnik International
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Canadian squirrels seems to be nuts about chocolate. Watch this one steal a bar from a shop shelf.
Futurity
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BBC News - Top Stories
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Mental Floss
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Come for the cute squirrels, stay for the good work.
Evening Standard
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CNET News
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Global News
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It was meant to get advice on how to deal with pesky pests, but videos showing squirrels in Toronto's east end stealing chocolate bars from a store have gone viral.
Daily Express
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HUNDREDS of mature trees are being felled after terror squirrels chewed branches which fell into the path of motorists.
Evening Standard
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Daily Mail - Home
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Hundreds of beech trees have been reduced to stumps along the A38 in Cornwall after squirrels were found to be gnawing at branches, causing them to fall into the road and causing danger to drivers.
Plymouth Herald
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A mile of beautiful beech trees on the A38 have been felled - because squirrels were gnawing at branches which then fell in front of drivers.Hundreds of trees were reduced to stumps over claims the chomping rodents made them a danger to motorists. The trees were coppiced along the busy A38 between Bodmin and Dobwalls at the start of December. Safety checks had found squirrels were biting bark off trees causing branches to fall in the way of cars.Officials at the Boconnoc Estate, near...
Plymouth Herald
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A mile of beautiful beech trees on the A38 have been felled - because squirrels were gnawing at branches which then fell in front of drivers.Hundreds of trees were reduced to stumps over claims the chomping rodents made them a danger to motorists. The trees were coppiced along the busy A38 between Bodmin and Dobwalls at the start of December. Safety checks had found squirrels were biting bark off trees causing branches to fall in the way of cars.Officials at the Boconnoc Estate, near...