Cyber Security

With Power Plants Getting Hacked, Senate Looks For Ways To Keep The Lights On

“Warnings that hackers could take down the electrical grid have often been dismissed as fear-mongering by contractors looking for new business, but a growing chorus of government officials is now emphasizing the need to protect it. On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the Ukraine hack was ‘fairly sophisticated’ and should serve as a ‘wake-up call.’

A team of Homeland Security experts has decamped to Ukraine in recent weeks to investigate the breach and have confirmed in a public advisory that ‘external cyber-attackers’ caused the outage. Washington has refused to directly accuse anyone for the attack, but Ukrainian officials have pointed the finger at Russia.”

Source: With Power Plants Getting Hacked, Senate Looks For Ways To Keep The Lights On | Foreign Policy

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