Tag Archives: hacking

Mitsubishi Hacking Scare

Electric division confirms information leakage; suspects Chinese hacking group Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, one of Japan’s biggest defense and infrastructure contractors, confirmed this week it was victim of a hack that divulged sensitive information in those realms—by way of an employee’s compromised account, no less— in the summer of 2019. The Tokyo-based electrical corporation says it […]

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Hacklogged

Def Con security convention tests cybersecurity If you’re worried about the increasing dangers of hacking, this event wasn’t for you. An 11-year old boy hacked into an imitation voting system in Florida, the latest empirical evidence of the dangers of cybersecurity. In Florida, a state with specific experience in the frailty of ballot structure, a […]

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Grid Security

Survey finds cyberstrikes are #1 concern of utilities In Utility Dive’s fourth annual State of the Electric Utility Survey, more than 600 utility professionals named cyber and physical security the most pressing concern for their companies, with 72% saying it is either “important” or “very important” today. Whereas security issues ranked sixth among utility concerns […]

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Hacktracking

Variable frequency drives are an alarmingly easy target Could hackers remotely burn industrial motors to disable water plants, HVAC systems, even mining operations? Recent insight on the topic suggests they can, with alarming ease and no intelligence or codebreaking experience necessary. Fear-mongering aside, facts show the idea is not far-fetched at all…and a difficult choice facing many […]

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