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US Power Grid Hacked: Report Claims Attackers Compromised Energy Companies

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 6, 2017 in Industry News

Hackers have targeted and successfully penetrated the operational networks of a number of energy companies in the United States and Europe, putting core aspects of power grids at risk, security researchers warn. Security firm Symantec reported the intrusions, which the researchers attributed to a state-sponsored hacked...

US Power Grid in Imminent Danger of Cyber-Attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 9, 2017 in Industry News

The US Energy Department says the electricity system "faces imminent danger" from cyber-attacks, which are growing more frequent and sophisticated, but grid operators say they are already on top of the problem. In the department’s Quadrennial Energy Review, it warned that a widespread power outage caused...