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October Mumbai power outage may have been caused by a cyber attack

Authorities in India believe that a major power outage that occurred in October in Mumbai may have been caused by hackers. On October 13, a major power outage occurred in the metropolitan area of Mumbai causing the partial disruption of the traffic management systems and the paralysis of the rail traffic and also impacted work at the stock exchange. Th
Publish At:2020-11-20 14:12 | Read:157 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking India Mumbai power grid cyber

A Look at Trump’s Executive Order to Secure the Bulk Power System

On May 1st President Trump signed an Executive Order on “Securing the United States Bulk-Power System.” The order cites foreign adversaries and their increased creation and usage of vulnerabilities against the power grid as the primary driver. In my opinion, perhaps more interesting is the inherent ties to the NERC standards, namely CIP-010 R4 and CIP-013, t
Publish At:2020-05-24 09:56 | Read:602 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security Regulatory Compliance Critical Infrastrucutre P

President Trump’s executive order bans foreign electrical equipment from national power grid

US power grid will not include any equipment manufactured by foreign states for security reasons, this states the executive order signed by President Trump. This week President Trump signed an executive order that prohibits operators of US power grids to buy and install electrical equipment that has been manufactured outside the US. “I furth
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:26 | Read:840 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Hacking information secur

Irish electricity transmission system operator EirGrid targeted by a nation-state actor

The Irish electricity transmission system operator EirGrid was targeted by a state-sponsored actor, the hackers weren’t discovered at least for two months. The Irish electricity transmission system operator EirGrid was targeted by a state-sponsored attack. EirGrid is the state-owned company that operates the electricity transmission grid across the I
Publish At:2017-08-08 05:45 | Read:2971 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Eirgrid

Flaws in solar panels potentially threatening European power grids

The Horus scenario, is a scenario describing a large scale cyber attack targeting the vital electrical infrastructure triggering flaws found in solar panels Willem Westerhof, a Dutch security researcher at the security firm ITsec has found a serious vulnerability in a component of solar panels that could be exploited by hackers to cause widespread outages in
Publish At:2017-08-06 11:20 | Read:3296 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking critical infrastructure energy Horus s

Severe vulnerability in GE Multilin SR poses a serious threat to Power Grid

Security experts discovered a critical vulnerability in GE Multilin SR that poses a serious threat to the power grid worldwide. A team of researchers from New York University has found a serious vulnerability in some of GE Multilin SR protection relays that poses a serious threat to power grid. The experts will provide further details about the vulnerability
Publish At:2017-04-28 15:05 | Read:5718 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking energy industry GE Multilin SR power g

The US DoE has awarded $34 million projects to secure the power grid

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $34 million in funding to projects aimed at the protection of power grid from cyber attacks. A cyber attack against a critical infrastructure is an event that government doesn’t exclude, for this reason, one of the pillars of their cyber strategy is the adoption of countermeasures to improve their resilience to c
Publish At:2016-08-22 16:15 | Read:5889 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security APT cyber security energy industry Ha

DOE Awards $34M in Funding to Help Bolster Power Grid Security

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $34 million in funding for projects aimed to protect the U.S. power grid against digital attacks.The 12 projects are still waiting congressional approval. If given the green light, they will proceed across nine states through the Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) prog
Publish At:2016-08-18 00:35 | Read:4379 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News cybersecurity department of energy dete

Hackers did indeed cause Ukrainian power outage, US report concludes

A December outage in Ukraine that caused 225,000 customers to lose electricity was the work of hackers, a report prepared by US Department of Homeland Security officials has determined.Further ReadingFirst known hacker-caused power outage signals troubling escalationHighly destructive malware creates "destructive events" at 3 Ukrainian substations.The report
Publish At:2016-02-26 23:55 | Read:4970 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Technology Lab critical infra

First known hacker-caused power outage signals troubling escalation

Highly destructive malware that infected at least three regional power authorities in Ukraine led to a power failure that left hundreds of thousands of homes without electricity last week, researchers said.The outage left about half of the homes in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine without electricity, Ukrainian news service TSN reported in an article po
Publish At:2016-01-05 06:00 | Read:7878 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Technology Lab blackenergy in

Cyber Terrorists Can Get Their Hands on UK Infrastructure, Like the Net or Electricity

Cyber terrorists can target UK infrastructure, with the odds being in favor of targeting the power grid, rather than the Internet broadband network. Cyber terrorists are probably going to target the UK and more specifically focus on something that will create chaos in the country. After the devastating incidents of Paris in No
Publish At:2015-12-14 13:30 | Read:3540 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intelligence Cyber warfare Breaking News Hacking UK cyber te

Business Blackout, economic impact of a cyber attack against a power grid

What will happen if hackers will hit critical infrastructure in the US, which will be the economic impact of a cyber attack against a power grid? According to a poll done by Morning Consult firm, cyber attacks are just behind terrorism attacks on the list of biggest threats to US, it has been estimated that the insurance indus
Publish At:2015-07-22 13:30 | Read:4611 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Reports Security Business

Cyber Attack on the U.S. Power Grid Could Cost Economy More Than $1 Trillion, Report Says

A cyber attack on the United States power grid, causing outages and damage to infrastructure, could have a major impact on the country’s economy, costing up to $1 trillion in the most extreme scenario.A recent report, produced by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Risk Studies and Lloyd’s of London insurance, outlines the potential implications of this
Publish At:2015-07-10 22:50 | Read:3448 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Critical Infrastructure cyber attack Po

US power grid vulnerable to cyber attacks

The former Secretary of Defense William Cohen revealed that the US power grid is vulnerable to terror attacks, a major cyber attack was a matter time. Security experts and US politicians are aware that the power grid is vulnerable to a terrorist attack. Nation’s power grid is a privileged target for terrorists as explain
Publish At:2015-07-04 14:10 | Read:4745 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security cyber security cyber strategy Hacking