And then the Script-Kiddie said let there be no Light. Are Cyber-Attacks on the Power Grid Limited to Nation-State Actors?

by Anastasis Keliris, Mihalis Maniatakos, Charalambos Konstantinou
Sept. 12, 2017 1 comment www.blackhat.com auditing & assessment

Electricity is of paramount importance in our everyday lives. Our dependence on it is particularly evident during even brief power outages. You can think of power systems as the backbone of critical infrastructures. To date, cyber-attacks against power systems are considered to be extremely sophisticated and only within the reach of nation-states. However, through this presentation we will challenge this perception, and provide a structured methodology towards attacking a power system on a limited budget.

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Steven Ulm 2 months ago

"Extremely sophisticated" is the right term here. But it is true that rarely they manage to escape with their attempts....

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