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U.S. Water and Power Are Shockingly Vulnerable to Cyberhacks

When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was hacked in 2018, it took a mere six hours. Early this year, an intruder lurked in hundreds of computers related to water systems across the U.S. In Portland, Oregon, burglars …

After Colonial Attack, Energy Companies Rush to Secure Cyber Insurance

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 …

In Florida City, a Hacker Tried to Poison the Drinking Water

A hacker gained entry to the system controlling the water treatment plant of a Florida city of 15,000 and tried to taint the water supply with a caustic chemical, exposing a danger cybersecurity experts say has grown as systems become …

FBI Probe of Major Hack Includes Project-Management Software From JetBrains

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 — The FBI is investigating whether the hackers behind a series of intrusions at U.S. federal agencies and companies also broke into project-management software created by the Czech-based company JetBrains in order to breach its customers, two …

Phishing Attacks Against Banks Jump With Pandemic Used as Lure

Cyber-attacks trying to trick bank employees to click on malicious links jumped in the first quarter, with criminals attempting to take advantage of fear and confusion caused by the coronavirus pandemic. While the so-called phishing campaigns, which surged by a …