CT Grid Hacked

Posted: April 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another reason for the utilities to raise our rates.  Electric, natural gas and major water companies and regional distribution systems in Connecticut have been penetrated by hackers and other cyber attackers, but defenses have prevented interruption, state utility regulators said Monday in their first report on cyber security. 

Security challenges are constantly evolving and “becoming more sophisticated and nefarious” and the ability of utilities to detect and stop penetration must constantly improve, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said in its report to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Regulators hinted at higher costs to beef up security. The possibility of cyber attacks raises the issue of “appropriateness of cost for cyber defense,” the report said. 

ed: And if the smart meter installation grows in MA new cyber defense systems will have to be created and guess who will pay that bill?

 http://www.elp.com/articles/2014/04/connecticut-power-grid-hacked-no-power-outages.html

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