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USA & Canada Natural Gas distribution threatened--

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Skyhook, May 7, 2012.

  1. Skyhook


    Nov 4, 2002
    Homeland Security warns major cyber attack aimed at gas pipeline industry underway

    By Mark Clayton

    Congress wrangles as intrusions aimed at control systems move forward | (TCSM) A major cyber attack is currently under way aimed squarely at computer networks belonging to US natural gas pipeline companies, according to alerts issued to the industry by the US Department of Homeland Security.

    At least three confidential "amber" alerts — the second most sensitive next to "red" — were issued by DHS beginning March 29, all warning of a "gas pipeline sector cyber intrusion campaign" against multiple pipeline companies. But the wave of cyber attacks, which apparently began four months ago — and may also affect Canadian natural gas pipeline companies — is continuing.

    That fact was reaffirmed late Friday in a public, albeit less detailed, "incident response" report from the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an arm of DHS based in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It reiterated warnings in the earlier confidential alerts made directly to pipeline companies and some power companies.

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  2. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    IT security is actually important. There's more to being computer literate than facebook.

  3. Skyhook


    Nov 4, 2002
    Not claiming to be loaded with gas, but I have had a couple of those phishing attacks rate cheer on my email in this office.

    Perhaps the article is a bit on the alarmist side, however, it is hard to imagine a more vulnerable commodity than our Nat Gas supply--- unless it's the electric grid.

    Naked or nekked.. you make the call.