Two-Day Long DDoS Attack Breaches U.S. Utility

By Robert Vamosi | 3/15/13 8:00 AM

A US utility's website was taken offline in February by a two-day long distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, according to security vendor Prolexic.

BankInfoSecurity reports there were no direct connections between the utility attack and those on financial institutions over the last six months but suggested that criminal hackers were broadening their attacks to include other aspects of the US infrastructure.

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DeviceLine Podcast for January 13, 2012

By Robert Vamosi | 1/13/12 5:58 AM

... And we're back on the air.

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Smart Meters Hacked, Part Two

By Robert Vamosi | 1/10/12 4:30 AM

Yesterday, DeviceLine talked about two German researchers who could intercept and decipher what videos you were watching by eavesdropping on your smart meter. Today, DeviceLine is talking about a more serious concern: spoofing energy usage data from your smart meter.

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Smart Meters Reveal Movie and TV Viewing Habits

By Robert Vamosi | 1/9/12 3:59 AM

German researchers, presenting at the 28th Chaos Communication Congress (28c3), say they can guess what's on your digital TV based on unencrypted signals from certain Smart Meters.

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