Some US utilities say they’re under constant cyberattack

An interesting article in NBC News in there Technology Section:  Several power utilities say they face a barrage of cyberattacks on their critical systems, a report by two Democratic lawmakers found, echoing warnings from the Obama administration that foreign hackers were trying to bring down the U.S. power grid.

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., released the report, co-authored with Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., at the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s cybersecurity hearing on Tuesday.

The pair asked some 160 utilities to describe their experiences fighting cyberattacks over the past five years. In response, more than a dozen said they experienced daily, constant or frequent attempted cyber attacks, according to a 35-page report summarizing their responses.

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