power grid


MadIoT: How an IoT botnet could launch a major attack on the power grid

Academic researchers claim that hackers could exploit high wattage IoT appliances such as air conditioners, heaters, and cookers, to perform attacks on the power grid.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.


Attack on Ireland’s state-owned power provider blamed on state-sponsored hackers

EirGrid, which provides electricity to homes and businesses across Ireland and Northern Ireland, reportedly suffered a security breach earlier this year at the hands of state-sponsored hackers.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Attackers could shut down power grids by abusing solar panel flaws

An attacker could exploit vulnerabilities found in solar panel components to shut down large parts of a power grid, claims a security researcher.

David Bisson reports.