Phishing Attacks: Why Energy Companies and Utilities Are Getting Zapped


The Wall Street Journal’s report that a dozen US-based utilities were targets in a recent wave of coordinated phishing attacks should set off alarm bells throughout the sector and beyond.

Energy producers and utilities don’t just keep the lights on. They play a unique role in a country’s critical infrastructure, encompassing economic health, public safety, and national security — making them appealing targets for state-sponsored hackers and saboteurs.

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