power grid

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
4.30.19
Moveable

The US Energy Grid Is Making Electric Cars Dirtier Than They Should Be

Electric cars still run on coal, gas, and nuclear power.
Tracey Lindeman
1.2.18
hurricane maria

How to Remake Puerto Rico's Grid to Survive the Next Storm

Eighty percent of the island doesn't have power—but there's a way to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Ankita Rao
10.16.17
space weather

Solar Flares Interfered With Radio Network’s Ability to Warn People About Hurricane Irma

“It’s sad, knowing you’re trying to get the information out, or maybe someone out there is trying to talk back to you."
Kate Lunau
9.8.17
russia

The Ukrainian Power Grid Was Hacked Again

Experts say the country appears to be a “testbed” for cyber attacks that could be used around the world.
Kim Zetter
1.10.17
tech

How a Cyber Attack Left Thousands of Ukrainians in the Dark

On an all new episode of 'CYBERWAR', we investigate the 2013 cyber attack that shut down three power companies in western Ukraine.
VICE Staff
11.29.16
earth

This Grid-Scale Battery Is Based on Train Cars and Good Old Gravity

ARES wins approval for a rail-based power storage facility in Nevada.
Michael Byrne
4.30.16
Internet

Power Grid Cyber Attack Was Months in the Making, Ukrainian Energy Ministry Says

Meanwhile, US researchers claim to have found echoes of the malware used to target power companies in a mining company and railway operator.
Joseph Cox
2.13.16
News

Here’s DARPA’s Proposed Plan to Recover from a Massive Power Grid Hack

Now, they just need the technology.
Jordan Pearson
12.14.15
The Fear Digest

What Are Americans Terrified of This Week?

In our new column the Fear Digest, we'll be taking a look at the top ten terrors the country is facing. This week: Santacon, Ferguson, the cold, Obama, and more.
Harry Cheadle
11.23.14
earth

The Coming Blackout Epidemic

The lights may go out sooner than you think.
Nafeez Ahmed
11.17.14
Power

Energy Firms' Cybersecurity Is So Bad They Can't Get Insurance

A UK insurer said it turned down the majority of companies because their defences were too weak.
Victoria Turk
2.27.14
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