Utilities


  • Thousands of critical energy and water systems exposed online for anyone to exploit

    October 30, 2018

    While you likely don’t stop to think about water or energy industries when you grab a drink of water or flip on the lights, you would definitely notice if your electricity or water stopped working. You might not know why they stopped working at first, but since critical infrastructure is connected online, then it’s not outside ...

  • In County Crippled by Hurricane, Water Utility Targeted in Ransomware Attack

    October 15, 2018

    The Emotet Trojan is behind a crippling ransomware attack that hit the Onslow Water and Sewer Authority. A “critical water utility” has been targeted in a recent ransomware attack, significantly impeding its ability to provide service in the week after Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the U.S. The Onslow Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA) said ...

  • Major Irish utility networks vulnerable to cyber attacks set to have security increased

    September 19, 2018

    Our water supplies, electricity and gas grids and phone networks are all vulnerable to cyber-attacks from tech-terrorists and are about to have their security beefed-up. That is because all of our utilities and essential State services are in some way or another reliant on digital technology, which in turn makes them vulnerable to digital attack. Minister Denis ...

  • Swiss Government reinforces critical infrastructure against cyber attacks

    August 27, 2018

    The Minimum Standard for ICT Resilienceexternal link launched by the Federal Office for National Economic Supply (FONES) on Monday includes 106 concrete actions covering technical measures as well as recommendations on improving internal organisation and prevention systems. It is described as a decision-making guide with advice and instructions for detecting and responding to hacking quickly and decisively. As ...