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Australia Focuses on Threat of Chinese Attack on Solar Power

25
Oct
2023
Australia Focuses on Threat of Chinese Attack on Solar Power

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The Australian government is close to introducing standards to shore up the security of the down under country’s fast-growing solar market amid reports that Chinese state-sponsored hackers might target internet-connected solar inverters and cause blackouts.

Government and private sector researchers have raised concerns about the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of rooftop inverters, which convert the energy collected by solar panels into usable electricity for homes and businesses. China dominates the Australian solar market, supplying 58% of all inverters – another concern of lawmakers.

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