Experts: Data Not Blackouts Goal For Energy Hackers

By Robert Vamosi | 9/27/12 2:31 AM

Not all energy sector criminal hackers are looking to turn out the lights in the United States, according to experts.

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Smart Meter Hacking On Display At DefCon

By Robert Vamosi | 7/31/12 3:25 AM

One of the more heavily talked about topics in embedded device security is the increased use of smart meters on residential homes. These meters offer utility companies greater ability to monitor and manage the energy usage of their customers. It also opens us the possibility of tampering by those outside the utility company. While the meters are smarter, and promise the ability to be more eco-friendly, they also open up the possibility of malicious activity.

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Krebs: FBI Warned Utilities of Smart Meter Hacks in 2010

By Robert Vamosi | 4/9/12 3:27 AM

According to a report today on KrebsonSecurity, the FBI apparently investigated hacks on smart grid meters in the Puerto Rico more than two years ago. In May of 2010, the FBI then warned other utilities that such frauds could continue to spread because of "the ease of intrusion and economic benefit to the hacker and the electric customer."

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