DOJ crackdown on cyber crime may not stop hackers
The Justice Department's indictment last week of Fujie Wang, the alleged leader of massive cyber data theft by a Chinese hacking group in 2014, puts him among a growing list of accused master cyber criminals and spooks whose targets span the U.S. economy, from finance to energy to transportation.
Utilities to feds: Protect us from 5G intruders
Leaders of the electric power industry and public water utilities are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to defend their critical wireless communications links as the agency opens the door to a rush of new, superspeed internet services.
Electrify America's $2B charger plan faces hurdles
Electrify America officials, celebrating a "breathtaking" first-year build-out of its coast-to-coast electric vehicle charging network, are also reckoning with issues even its bulging bankroll can't solve alone.
EMP attack could cause crippling blackouts — report
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Researchers studying the impacts of a nuclear weapon detonation in the atmosphere warned yesterday that shock waves from the explosion could potentially cause a paralyzing multistate blackout unless grid operators harden thousands of digital controls that manage power flows across their networks.
China and America's 400-ton electric albatross
U.S. officials are reviving concerns about the security of a vital component of the electric grid: the large transformers that power cities and regions. Are those security concerns valid or overhyped?