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How Hackers Disabled Ukraine Power Grid: Lessons For U.S. And Europe

Posted on January 15th, 2016.

When hundreds of Ukrainians in the Ivano-Frankivsk region lost power two weeks ago, government officials blamed Russians with disrupting the utilities’ software and jamming its telephone lines to prevent customers from alerting anyone, Hacked reported. These claims evoked fears of a worst-case scenario coming to life. However,...



Study: U.S. Power Grid Is Vulnerable to State-Sponsored Hackers

Posted on December 21st, 2015.

All networks, equipment, and computers can be hacked. A smart coffee maker can be hacked. So too, can a power station that figures in the grid of an entire country. Are such threats overstated? Or, is there a genuine reason to be concerned? Here’s the good news first. Malicious attackers haven’t pulled the plug to switch off the power...

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