Cyber-attack hits Utah wind and solar energy provider

sPower, a Utah-based renewable energy provider, is in the unenvied posture of holding two unwanted titles.

First, the company is the first-ever US provider of solar and wind renewable energy to have been the victim of a cyber-attack.

Second, the company is the first US power grid operator that is known to have lost connection with its power generation installations as a result of a cyberattack.

Revelations about the Utah company’s plight came to light following dogged reporting from E&E News; a news outlet focused on energy & environment professionals.

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Source: ZDNet