New questions have emerged over an £11 billion project to install smart energy meters in every British home, after experts warned that hackers could use the devices to shut down the nation’s electricity supplies. Just a day after business leaders branded the project a waste of money, a report on the meters from MPs on the Commons science and technology committee pointed to serious cybersecurity concerns. About 3.6 million of the meters, which measure household electricity and gas consumption in real time, have already been installed. A further 50 million are due to be in place before the end of 2020.
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