UK: National Grid plots ‘honeypots’ to catch hackers as cyber attacks ramp up

National Grid is to set “honeypots” and plant false documents online as part of efforts to counter a surge in cyber attackers. The Grid has advertised a contract worth more than a million pounds to secure advanced cyber “deception” technology to help improve its digital defences.

The London-listed infrastructure provider, which runs Britain’s electricity network and supplies millions of customers in New York and Massachusetts, is seeking security experts who can deploy so-called “honeypots” or “honeytokens” to lure would-be attackers.

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Source: MSN News