So, How Did Russia Succeed In Hacking Our Energy Systems?

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The nightmare scenario is the grid going down and we’re all pushed back a 100 years (electricity started around 1880 but only became common in the 1930s).

James Conca wrote in Forbes: “When DHS and FBI dissected the hackers’ tradecraft, it turned out to be very clever indeed. Mark Orlando, Chief Technology Officer for cyber services at Raytheon, broke down the particulars of why the new world of hacking works so well in America.

Here is a short excerpt: “One of the attackers’ main strategies is to divide targets into two groups – intended targets which are the energy companies themselves, and staging targets like vendors, suppliers, even trade journals and industry websites.

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