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Old 01-29-2017   #101
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Link:http://www.voanews.com/a/russian-mal...d/3658860.html

A more polemical, almost funny in places given the author, but it does cite the WaPo story having an Editor's update:
Link:https://theintercept.com/2016/12/31/...electric-grid/
BUT is here the reality of a power grid network...had that computer been attached to the power grid and all grids are based on a network...once you gain entrance to any network a hacker can then work his way easily to the controlling network of power grids as they car inherently also connected to the power company management network for things like email....and computer updates.....

Take it from someone who works with power companies here in Europe...easy easy easy once you have a single infected computer on any network.....

And surprise surprise most of the power grid hacks conducted by Russians here in Europe come via email phishing....so much more needs to be done on the security education of the end users....

BTW...this was the entrance method for the election hacks of DNC....and the three State voting databases....just need one single inflected computer these days...

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Since May, hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations and other energy facilities, as well as manufacturing plants in the United States and other countries.
Among the companies targeted was the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, which runs a nuclear power plant near Burlington, Kan., according to security consultants and an urgent joint report issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week.
The joint report was obtained by The New York Times and confirmed by security specialists who have been responding to the attacks. It carried an urgent amber warning, the second-highest rating for the sensitivity of the threat.
The report did not indicate whether the cyberattacks were an attempt at espionage — such as stealing industrial secrets — or part of a plan to cause destruction. There is no indication that hackers were able to jump from their victims’ computers into the control systems of the facilities, nor is it clear how many facilities were breached.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/t...ck-report.html
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WASHINGTON — The cybersecurity company FireEye says in a new report to private clients, obtained exclusively by NBC News, that hackers linked to North Korea recently targeted U.S. electric power companies with spearphishing emails.
The emails used fake invitations to a fundraiser to target victims, FireEye said. A victim who downloaded the invitation attached to the email would also be downloading malware into his or her computer network, according to the FireEye report. The company did not dispute NBC's characterization of the report, but declined to comment.
There is no evidence that the hacking attempts were successful, but FireEye assessed that the targeting of electric utilities could be related to increasing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, potentially foreshadowing a disruptive cyberattack.
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