critical infrastructure

Internet Insecurity

People Are Recklessly Speculating That the Massachusetts Gas Explosions Were a Stuxnet-Related Hack

There's no evidence that the Massachusetts gas explosions are caused by hackers, but that hasn't stopped people from baseless speculations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.14.18
Hacking

Hackers Could Cause Havoc By Pwning Internet-Connected Irrigation Systems

Researchers at a university in Israel have found ways to turn smart irrigation systems into a botnet that could theoretically drain some of a city’s water reserves. But don’t panic.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.8.18
The internet of hackable things

A New Type of Malware Can Lock Power Plant Computers For Ransom

For now, it’s just a lab experiment, but the researchers behind the first industrial control system ransomware believe it’s just a matter of time before criminals take note.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.14.17
russia

The Ukrainian Power Grid Was Hacked Again

Experts say the country appears to be a “testbed” for cyber attacks that could be used around the world.
Kim Zetter
1.10.17
security

Power Plants Are Hackable Because Employees Are Still Using Pagers

Many use the vintage gadget to send and receive unencrypted messages, leaving huge systems vulnerable to infiltration and attack.
Joseph Cox
10.25.16
Infosec

How Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Real-Life Disasters

Should we really be worried about a “Cyber Pearl Harbor”?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.16
Hacking

How Drones Could Help Hackers Shut Down Power Plants

In the future, cyberattacks on power plants might be done with malware and flying hacker drones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.4.16
News

Here’s DARPA’s Proposed Plan to Recover from a Massive Power Grid Hack

Now, they just need the technology.
Jordan Pearson
12.14.15