The Trump administration on Thursday blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the U.S. power grid, marking the first time the United States has publicly accused Moscow of hacking into American energy infrastructure.
Reuters 15th March 2018 read more »
The Trump Administration Is Accusing Russia Of Trying To Hack The US Power Grid. The Department of Homeland Security has formally accused Russian government hackers of a massive, sophisticated, and multipronged attempt to infiltrate the US power grid. The campaign began as early as 2016, according to a technical alert that the Trump administration made reference to Thursday in a Treasury Department statement about new Russian sanctions. The alert did not name the nuclear and critical manufacturing targets that it said the hackers had targeted. But it did attribute those attacks to Russia — at first.
Buzzfeed 15th March 2018 read more »
The US has accused Russia of a wide-ranging cyber-assault on its energy grid and other key parts of its infrastructure, as it stepped up sanctions on Russian intelligence for its interference in the 2016 elections.
Guardian 15th March 2018 read more »
Russian hackers are conducting a broad assault on the U.S. electric grid, water processing plants, air transportation facilities and other targets in rolling attacks on some of the country’s most sensitive infrastructure, U.S. government officials said Thursday.
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Nuclear units Florida Power & Light was to build at Turkey Point have been delayed indefinitely as it’s too expensive to compete with natural gas, FPL says. In 2010, the county agreed with FPL to build two new nuclear units at Turkey Point and treat 90 million gallons daily of reclaimed water to cool them. But “conditions have changed, and the units will not be constructed in the foreseeable future,” Mayor Carlos Giménez said in a memo to commissioners. At the Chairman’s Policy Council last week, he said FPL is opting to extend the life of its existing nuclear units, holding off construction. He said the existing Turkey Point units are maintained in “like new” condition and it isn’t smart to move forward with the new nuclear plants now. “The economics don’t support us moving forward with the new units in the foreseeable future,” said Steven Scroggs, FPL senior director.
Miami Today 13th March 2018 read more »