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Who turned the lights out?

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When the Bee Gees sang that ‘the lights all went out in Massachusetts’, they probably weren’t referring to a cyber attack on the US power grid. Fifty years later, if the predictions of security firm Symantec are correct, this may soon become a regular occurrence. Hackers have recently succeeded in… Read more »

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Two thousand British Gas logins posted online

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British Gas has revealed that account login information and passwords belonging to over 2,000 of its customers were posted online recently. Some unanswered questions remain, however, as British Gas has been quick to reassure affected customers that its secure systems were not breached by hackers but it has also said… Read more »

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Two New York utilities companies suffer large privacy breach

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Two utility companies in New York have suffered a privacy breach after an employee at an independent software development consulting firm they were both under contract with allowed unauthorised access to the companies’ customer information databases. New York State Electric & Gas and Rochester Gas and Electric, subsidiaries of Iberdrola… Read more »

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