Author: Robert Walton Published: 11/4/19 Utility Dive
New details of a denial-of-service attack earlier this year show an energy sector with uneven security.
A March 5 cyberattack of U.S. wind and solar assets is back in the news, with fresh documents helping shed light not just on the extent, but also the simplicity of the first-of-its-kind intrusion. Cybersecurity experts say it reveals a utility sector not sufficiently vigilant, and failing to employ the most simple fixes.
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in Septemberrevealed details about the denial-of-service (DoS) attack, urging utilities to keep firewalls patched and up to date, but held back the name of the impacted entity. E&E News last week revealed, based on documents obtained through a public records request, the victim was sPower.