FBI: Renewable energy systems vulnerable to cyber attacks

The FBI has issued an official alert to the public about the potential for malicious cyber actors to disrupt power generation, steal intellectual property, or hold critical information for ransom within the U.S. renewable energy sector. The warning comes as Read More …

Threat landscape for industrial automation systems. H2 2023

In the second half of 2023, the percentage of ICS computers on which malicious objects were blocked decreased by 2.1 pp to 31.9%. In H2 2023, building automation once again had the highest percentage of ICS computers on which malicious Read More …

Is Cybersecurity The Achilles’ Heel Of The Electric Vehicle Revolution?

The electric vehicle (EV) sector, though nascent and in its formative years, faces numerous challenges. Recent concerns, such as “range anxiety” (a vehicle battery’s charge and ability to complete a planned journey) among consumers and incidents of vehicles losing power Read More …

Large-Scale Crypto Mining Consumes 2% of US Electricity

A recent analysis by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) estimates that large-scale cryptocurrency operations consume more than 2% of the country’s electricity. And as Ars Technica noted in a report on Friday (Feb. 2), that’s around the equivalent of adding Read More …

Veolia North America hit by ransomware attack

A department in Veolia North America, a transnational company offering water, energy and waste recycling management services, suffered a ransomware attack which resulted in the theft of some personal data, and forced the company to take parts of its infrastructure Read More …

Distributed Energy Generation Gateway (In)Security

Distributed energy generation (DEG) is a term used to describe the shift from centralized energy generation, such as power companies, to a source — typically a renewable energy source — closer to the user. It is most often seen in Read More …

Israeli-linked hacker group behind major cyber-attack on Iran’s petrol stations

An Israeli-linked hacker group claims to have carried out a major cyber-attack on Iranian petrol stations, knocking 70 per cent of them offline on Monday. Predatory Sparrow, or “Gonjeshke Darande” in Persian, said it launched the “controlled” attack in response Read More …

Attack Surface Of The Ubiquiti Connect EV Station

The Ubiquiti Connect EV Station is a Level 2 charging station for electric vehicles. The EV Station is meant to be managed by a Ubiquiti management platform running the UniFi OS Console, such as the Ubiquiti Dream Machine or Cloud Gateway. Read More …

Hellhounds: Operation Lahat

In 2023, Positive Technologies Computer Security Incident Response Team (PT CSIRT) discovered that a certain power company was compromised by the Decoy Dog trojan. According to the PT CSIRT investigation, Decoy Dog has been actively used in cyberattacks on Russian Read More …