“Though many Americans focus their terroristic worries on physical violence, such as bombings or shootings, an attack on the nation’s electric grid could have far worse repercussions. And it seems many are either not concerned or ignorant to the threat.
Just last week, officials with the Department of Homeland Security and FBI revealed that Russian hackers have staged cyberattacks against the energy sector and other critical infrastructure since 2016. In one case, hackers remotely accessed a human-machine interface, a device used by individuals to operate large industrial control systems.
The triton malware, as it was named, is designed to tamper with or even disable Schneider’s Triconex products, as well as “distributed control systems,” made by a separate company, used by human operators to monitor industrial processes.”
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