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Windows 7: Power utilities claim 'daily' and 'constant' cyberattacks, says report

22 May 2013   #1

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Power utilities claim 'daily' and 'constant' cyberattacks, says report

Power utilities in the U.S. are under daily cyberattacks, according to report released Tuesday by members of Congress.

Of about 160 utilities surveyed in the 35-page report (PDF), more than a dozen reported "daily," "constant," or "frequent" attempted cyberattacks on their computer systems.

"Grid operations and control systems are increasingly automated, incorporate two-way communications, and are connected to the Internet or other computer networks," the report said. "While these improvements have allowed for critical modernization of the grid, this increased interconnectivity has made the grid more vulnerable to remote cyber attacks."

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23 May 2013   #2

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So less than 10% reported constant, daily, or frequent cyber attack. This seems like "normal" internet attacks, that pretty much is confirmed with the quote from the same article:
"The majority of those attacks, while large in number, are the same attacks that every business receives" Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. Chief Executive Duane Highley said, according to Reuters. "Those are very routine kinds of attacks and we know very well how to protect against those...Our control systems are not vulnerable to attack."
It seems to me that the media is playing along with politicians (sic), and blowing out of proportion this perceived threat.
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