Energywire headlines —

SPOTLIGHT

1. SECURITY

'This attack was different' — cyberthreat draws utility warnings

Swarms of hacked, internet-connected devices have menaced core parts of the web and put utilities on edge. On Friday, millions of Americans awoke to find they couldn't access many popular websites, including Twitter, Spotify and Github. Hackers had overwhelmed the cyberdefenses of Dyn, a New Hampshire-based company that manages web traffic for thousands of U.S. sites. What made the attack stand out was not only its size and scope but its source: a digital army of webcams, CCTV devices and other "smart" electronics that had been infected with the Mirai malware.

TOP STORIES

ELECTRICITY

OIL AND GAS

Advertisement

E&E Special Reports

Power Shift: Election Transition 2021
Toxic Zones
Off Topic
EPA: 50 Years
E&E News Highlights
Campaign 2020
EPA: Open for Business
Climate in the Courts: Juliana v. United States
Deepwater Horizon: 10 Years Later
Recipe For Change
Shifting Precedent: The Climate Battle in the West
People to Watch 2020

E&E Services

Learn More About E&E
Start a Trial
Receive Email Alerts
Staff Directory
Employment Opportunities
Announcements

Advertisement

Latest Selected Headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines