Posts in category Cyber

March 4 2007 Aurora Generator Test

March 4 2007 Aurora Generator Test
In 2007, researchers at the Idaho National Lab conducted a test in which a virus was launched against the control system network that controlled a diesel generator. As shown in the video above, the test resulted in the physical destruction of the generator. This test successfully showed how a few lines of computer code can [...]

Dec 23 2015 Ukraine Power Outage

Dec 23 2015 Ukraine Power Outage
On December 23, 2015, the first ever cyber-attack that resulted in the physical loss of power to a customer occurred in Ukraine. Initial reports suggested that a total of 5 independent electric utilities were compromised. Remotely changed firmware running on assets Programming the uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) which provide backup power to the control center [...]