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Cyber Insurers Seeing Surge in Interest by Energy Companies Since Pipeline Attack

U.S. energy companies are scrambling to buy more cyber insurance after this month’s attack on Colonial Pipeline disrupted the U.S. fuel supply, but they can expect to pay more as cyber insurers plan to hike rates following a slew of …

Homeland Security Reports Ransomware Attack Shut Gas Pipeline Facility for Two Days

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has alerted energy and other infrastructure firms to review their cybersecurity after a ransomware attack interrupted a natural gas compression facility. The attack caused the unidentified pipeline facility to lose access and visibility to …

Threat of Cyber Attack Keeps One UK Energy Executive Awake at Night

Imagining the fallout from a successful computer hack is keeping one British energy executive awake at night. “An attack could be enough to destroy a business if it’s not handled properly,” Michael Lewis, chief executive officer of EON SE’s U.K. …

U.S. Says Russia Behind Years of ‘Multi-Stage’ Cyber Attacks on Energy Grid

The Trump administration on Thursday blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the U.S. power grid, marking the first time the United States has publicly accused Moscow of hacking …

U.S. Reports on Cyber Attacks on Manufacturing, Other Industries

U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigations of cyber attacks on the nation’s critical manufacturing sector nearly doubled in the year ended Sept. 30, according to the agency. The Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Emergency Response Team, or …