Total Successful Cyber War Ops As of 2016.05.01 - 1316

Agent Success
Squirrel 714
Bird 306
Racoon 59
Snake 55
Rat 32

About this Map

This map lists all unclassified Cyber Squirrel Operations that have been released to the public that we have been able to confirm. There are many more executed ops than displayed on this map however, those ops remain classified.


Confirmation for all ops has been perserved by the Internet Archive's WayBack Machine whenever possible.


"I don't think paralysis [of the electrical grid] is more likely by cyberattack than by natural disaster. And frankly the number-one threat experienced to date by the US electrical grid is squirrels." - John C. Inglis, Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency 2015.07.09


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*Nation State Operations

Of all the claimed nation state cyber attacks that have impacted critical infrastructure that we have been made aware of such as the Brazil Blackouts, German Steel Plant event, and the Ukrainian power outages only the US lead Stuxnet operation can be confirmed at this time. We are continueing to look into the December events in the Ukraine.



Press Mentions

Squirrel Power: Why Rodents May Pose a Bigger Threat to Austin's Power Grid Than Hackers - 2016.04.13

America accuses Iran of hacking the dam, cyber-squirrels rejoice Ars Technica - 2016.03.18

Power Disruptions: Cyber Looms Large, But Rodents Rule Intelligent Utility - 2016.03.10

This map shows the times that animals caused power outages in Maine Bangor Daily News - 2016.01.19

Move Over Hackers, Squirrels Are the Power Grid's Greatest Foe Smithonian Magazine - 2016.01.18

Mocking cyberthreats to the grid, with squirrels Environment & Energy Publishing - 2016.01.16

Can squirrels bring down the grid? Squirrel-related power outage in Easthampton part of national problem Mass Live - 2016.01.15

Gefahrlicher als Hacker: So schlimm zerstoren Eichhornchen das Internet Business Insider Deutschland - 2016.01.14

Angriffe auf kritische Infrastruktur: Eichhörnchen gegen Hacker 623 : 1 Spiegel Online - 2016.01.14

The power grid's greatest enemy has four legs and a bushy tail The Guardian - 2016.01.14

Interview with CBC Radio (Jump to Part 1 17:40) CBC Radio - 2016.01.13

14 times squirrels, possums, raccoons and birds launched attacks on Alabama - 2016.01.13

Are squirrels a bigger threat to the power grid than hackers? Washington Post - 2016.01.12

Squirrels take down more power grids than birds, raccoons, or hackers. Cyber Squirrel 1 tracks them all National Post - 2016.01.12

Track the dangerous squirrels attacking the US power grid The Verge - 2016.01.12

This Map Shows The 623 Power Outages Caused By Squirrels Daily Caller - 2016.01.12

Map of power outages caused by squirrels Boing Boing - 2016.01.12

This Map Traces 30 Years of Squirrel-Related Power Outages Mental Floss - 2016.01.12

Cyber Squirrel 1: What you need to know Naked Security - 2016.01.12

Squirrels mobilize, plot acts of cyber terrorism against humankind Mother Nature Network - 2016-01-12

Mapping Hundreds of Power Disruptions Caused by ... Squirrels City Lab - 2016.01.12

The most dangerous cyberterrorists are squirrels - 2016.01.11

War on squirrels: Website aims to expose power outage culprits RT - 2016-01-11

This Map Shows Power Outages Caused by Cyber-Terrorist Squirrels Gizmodo - 2016.01.11

Map Shows Squirrels Are Winning the Cyberwar Popular Science - 2016.01.08