Nuclear power plants and other energy providers put on high alert as Homeland Security warns that hackers are trying to breach their computers systems
Daily Mail 8th June 2017 read more »
Telegraph 8th June 2017 read more »
Hackers breached at least a dozen US power plants in attacks in May and June, US media report, citing intelligence officials. The targets included the Wolf Creek nuclear facility in Kansas, according to several reports. An urgent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report indicated a foreign power, possibly Russia, was responsible, the New York Times said. The DHS document carried the second-highest threat rating, the Times said. Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp declined to say if the plant was hacked but said there had been “no operational impact” at the plant.
BBC 7th July 2017 read more »
We have heard a great deal about the potentially catastrophic risks posed by human fallibility in the world of cyber security. The concerning truth is that human beings are also in charge of nuclear power plants, capable of making the same mistakes as anyone else. “We know that users are the weakest point in a company’s defence against cyber-attacks, and yet we still see successful breaches on a weekly basis. This highlights the need for a new way of thinking about cybersecurity on the whole as current defences are not up to the task. We can’t continue to expect users to be the last line of defence. By isolating tasks with virtualisation-based security you can effectively nip such attacks in the bud and take the onus and responsibility for security away from the user,” said Kyne.
Computer Business Review 7th July 2017 read more »
Russians chief suspects as hackers breach systems at power plants across US.
Independent 7th July 2017 read more »