Now It’s Official

The following report by Ryan Singel appeared at yesterday. April 09, 2008  On June 10, 1999, a 16-inch diameter steel pipeline operated by the now-defunct Olympic Pipeline Co. ruptured near Bellingham, Washington, flooding two local creeks with 237,000 gallons of gasoline. The gas ignited into a mile-and-a-half river of fire that claimed the lives of two 10-year-old boys and an 18-year-old man, and injured eight others. Wednesday, computer-security experts who recently re-examined the Bellingham incident called its victims the first verified human casualities of a control-system computer incident. For the complete story, click here.  We've known all along something like this was bound to happen, but sometimes you hate to be right.