Hackers threaten power network

Thursday, 2 October 2003, 2:25 PM EST

Employees at Statkraft, Norway's largest power producer, are being forced to use tremendous resources to maintain the so-called "fire walls" in its computer system. If they fail, Norway may be subject to the same kind of massive power failures that recently hit Italy, eastern Canada and the US.

"We have daily visits from trespassers who try to break into our system," Tor Inge Akselsen of Statnett told newspaper Aftenposten Tuesday. Statnett is in charge of Norway's power network.

Neither Statkraft nor Statnett know who they're up against, only that it's critically important to keep their systems secure.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

How GitHub is redefining software development

Posted on 26 January 2015.  |  The security industry is slowly realizing what the developer community knew for years - collaboration is the key to and likely the future of innovation.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Jan 29th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //