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DHS: Risk of destructive cyberattack on grid ‘low’

07
Apr
2016
DHS: Risk of destructive cyberattack on grid ‘low’

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The risk that nation-state hackers will launch a destructive cyber-attack on the U.S. grid is low, according to a Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment leaked by the research project Public Intelligence.

“The majority of malicious activity occurring against the U.S. energy sector is low-level cyber-crime that is likely opportunistic in nature rather than specifically aimed at the sector … and is not meant to be destructive,” the January report reads.According to the DHS, most cyber incidents faced by the electric industry are low-level crimes motivated by financial gain.

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