Energy companies under attack

Zack Whittaker reports:

A denial-of-service attack launched against an energy company providing power in several western U.S. states was enough to report “interruptions of electrical system operations” to the government’s energy authority.

The “cyber event” lasted almost 10 hours on March 5, according to an electric emergency and disturbance report filed with the Department of Energy by the affected company.

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Meanwhile, in India, energy has also been under attack.  The Hans India reports:

Khairatabad: The official website of Telangana State Power Distribution Corporation Limited (TSSPDCL) was hacked on Thursday. The electricity officials lodged a complaint in this regard with Central Crime Station – Cybercrime police. Cybercrime Additional DCP Raghuveer said that an FIR was registered under sections 65 and 66, based on the complaint received from CGM of Electricity IT department. The hackers after deleting the data from the official website demanded Rs 35 crore to give back the data, the electricity officials said.
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