DoS Attack Blamed for U.S. Grid Disruptions

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#DoS Attack Blamed for U.S. #Grid Disruptions | #TpromoCom #Power #CyberSecurity #Hackers | According to the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s OE-417 Electric Emergency and Disturbance Report for the first quarter of 2019, a cyber event caused “interruptions of electrical system operations.”

The report shows that the incident impacted an unidentified utility in the region overseen by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), which is responsible for compliance monitoring and enforcement in the Western Interconnection, and affected California (Kern County and Los Angeles County), Utah (Salt Lake County) and Wyoming (Converse County).

However, the report shows that the incident did not result in any power outages. The cyber event occured on March 5 — it started at 9:12 AM and systems were restored by 6:57 PM on the same day.

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