Inspection firm hacks inverters within minutes, casting doubt on security

“TÜV Rheinland broke into commercially available solar inverters “without any problems.” The standards body TÜV Rheinland has cast doubt about inverter makers’ cybersecurity measures after it hacked commercially available PV inverters “within a few minutes.” The Cologne-based organization stated that the finding was “all the more critical since storage systems typically communicate with the inverter,…

Cyberattack shows vulnerability of gas pipeline network

“The attack highlighted the potential vulnerability of the nation’s energy system, cyberexperts say. Beyond consumer and business data — energy companies possess much proprietary information about their holdings, trading strategies and exploration and production technologies — the increasing dependence of pipeline infrastructure on digital systems makes them a particularly ripe target. Control valves, pressure monitors…
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