Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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


22 May 2013   #1
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Power utilities claim 'daily' and 'constant' cyberattacks, says report

Quote:
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."
Source

A Guy


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 May 2013   #2
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

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:
Quote:
"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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

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




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Power utilities claim 'daily' and 'constant' cyberattacks, says report
Thread Forum
Driver power state failure crash-report included BSOD Help and Support
Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report Tutorials
Getting daily BSOD in WIN7 machine, EventID: 41 Source: Kernel-Power BSOD Help and Support
AVG PC TUNE UP,TUNEUP UTILITIES 2011 & GLARY UTILITIES PRO etc. Performance & Maintenance
Cyberattacks News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App