Escalating threats to infrastructure confirm our need to harden the electric grid

It’s official: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI confirmed this month that our nation’s nuclear, energy, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors as well as some government entities have been the targets of repeated cyberattacks dating back to at least May 2017.

In a “joint technical alert” circulated by email, the agencies said that attacks had compromised some of the targeted networks, but they did not describe the extent of the infiltration or damage or identify any specific victims.

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  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    See, we’re getting so strong from all the diversity.

  • ontario john

    We don’t worry about that here in Sunny Ways Ontario, because in a few years no one will be able to afford hydro.

  • Blind Druid

    Outside of computer attacks. Seriously – an EMP attack– a high altitude nuclear burst in the atmosphere, (electromagnetic pulse) is an almost indefensible situation, unless the warhead is hit before it detonates. A big enough EMP pulse would knock out all electronic control systems; from the national power grid down to the car in your driveway. No electricity anywhere. No water supply. no refrigeration. Very bad shit.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The good guys can play this game too.