Utilities


  • Critical Bug Patched in Schneider Electric Vehicle Charging Station

    December 24, 2018

    Vulnerability in electric car charging stations could allow attackers to compromise devices. Schneider Electric is warning about a critical vulnerability in its EVLink Parking devices – a line of electric vehicle charging stations. The energy management and automation giant said the vulnerability is tied to a hard-coded credential bug that exists within the device that could ...

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open to IoT Attacks

    December 14, 2018

    Flaws could allow an attacker to stop or start a home charging station, or even change the current in order to start a fire. Given that creating proof-of-concept (PoC) cyberattacks for the Internet of Things (IoT) is essentially like shooting fish in a barrel these days, perhaps it’s not exactly surprising that a new niche category ...

  • Russian Hackers Haven’t Stopped Probing The US Power Grid

    November 28, 2018

    In recent years, hacks against the power grid have gone from a mostly theoretical risk to a real-world problem. Two large-scale blackouts in Ukraine caused by Russian cyberattacks in 2015 and 2016 showed just how feasible it is. But grid hacking comes in less dramatic forms as well—which makes Russia’s continued probing of US critical infrastructure all the more alarming. At the CyberwarCon ...

  • DARPA uses a remote island to stage a cyberattack on the US power grid

    November 15, 2018

    There was the sound of breakers tripping in all seven of the grid’s low-voltage substation, and then, the station was plunged into darkness. It was the worst possible scenario: swaths of the country’s grid had already been offline for a month, exhausting battery backups at power plants and substations alike. What would you do if you ...