Why There’s No Need to Panic About a ‘Cyber 9/11’

Attacks against critical infrastructure are real, but the reality isn't as bad as the alarmists want us to believe.
Motherboard Staff
Infrastructure Hacking

A ‘Cyber Event’ Disrupted the Power Grid in California and Wyoming, But Don’t Panic Just Yet

The Department of Energy says a “cyber event” disrupted operations in California, Wyoming, and Utah last month. But it’s unclear if hackers were behind it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Researchers Find New Victim of Critical Infrastructure Hackers Behind 'Triton' Malware

A security firm has discovered a new victim of the infamous hacking group that targeted critical infrastructure with destructive malware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Russian Malware Was Apparently Used in an Attempt to Sabotage a Saudi Petrol Plant

Cybersecurity firm FireEye points the finger at the Russian government and a government-linked facility for creating a destructive malware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Insecurity

People Are Recklessly Speculating That the Massachusetts Gas Explosions Were a Stuxnet-Related Hack

There's no evidence that the Massachusetts gas explosions are caused by hackers, but that hasn't stopped people from baseless speculations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Insecurity

The Malware Used Against The Ukrainian Power Grid Is More Dangerous Than Anyone Thought

Researchers have discovered a new powerful—and dangerous—malware that targets industrial control systems.
Kim Zetter
Internet Insecurity

Don’t Worry About ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor,’ But Hackers Are Already Targeting Our Critical Infrastructure

Cyber defenders still don’t understand the real threats that the power grid, energy plants and other critical infrastructure face.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

How Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Real-Life Disasters

Should we really be worried about a “Cyber Pearl Harbor”?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

How Drones Could Help Hackers Shut Down Power Plants

In the future, cyberattacks on power plants might be done with malware and flying hacker drones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
The Hacks We Can't See

What Are the Risks of Hacking Infrastructure? Nobody Really Knows

Before we learn how to defend our infrastructure against hackers, we need to understand what threats it faces.
Robert M. Lee

Researchers Found a Hacking Tool that Targets Energy Grids on the Dark Web

The malware called “Furtim” was designed to target the energy grid, according to researchers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

We’re Crying Wolf Over Nonexistent Infrastructure Hackers

The recent blackouts in Ukraine and a run-of-the-mill incident in Israel have set off all the alarms.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai