U.S. Warns Over Cyberattacks on Natural Gas Companies

Wednesday May 9th 2012 by Datamation.com Staff

DHS says several attacks in recent months have targeted the natural gas industry.

FOX News: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a warning about a potential threat to the nation's energy industry. DHS's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) wrote that it had discovered "an active series of cyber intrusions targeting natural gas pipeline sector companies." Sources say it concerned a spear-phishing attack  that has been active since December 2011.

DHS did not say where the cyberattack originated.

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