Malicious actors can abuse Microsoft Word's Online Video feature to deliver videos that secretly exhaust their viewers' computer processing power in order to mine cryptocurrencies, according to Israeli cyber-security firm Votiro.
Schneider Electric accidentally puts malware online that could shut down power plants. Nation state authored malware has been mistakenly put online that could enable hackers to compromise safety systems at power plants.
Days before Christmas in 2015, remote hackers took control from Ukrainian grid operators and by digitally commandeering substations, shut off power for 225,000 customers for several hours.
Information security systems are hit by power outages along with every other electrical driven system, and if that puts you back to default settings, make sure you have a routine to fix it - and ideally back up to prevent it happening.
Cyber-attack on photovoltiac panels could bring down power and have a domino effect on the rest of the electricity supply, both nationally and potentially, continentally.
Estonia power company joins European network for cyber-security to improve its cyber-resilience.
Report examines how the direct and indirect economic costs accrue for a hypothetical cyber-attack on the UK's critical national infrastructure.
Yuval Steinitz, Israel's energy minister reported Israel's Electricity Authority, the regulator of the actual Israeli power company, was hit by a 'severe' cyber-attack. The power grid itself not affected in any way.