A cyberattack on a natural gas service provider late last month has spilled into the electricity sector, underscoring the growing threat hackers pose to critical energy systems: https://bit.ly/2q7xujZ . The cyber intrusion has not disrupted the flow of natural gas or electricity. Still, energy and cybersecurity experts say the case offers a cautionary tale in today’s increasingly interconnected world.
IBM recently announced its 2018 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, revealing that the number of breached records declined in 2017: https://ibm.co/2JlJPck. But the decline is not an indication that cyber-crime has decreased, but rather that the focus of cyber-crime has shifted to ransomware and other destructive attacks.
FYI regarding an alert from @USCERT_gov about an obnoxious brute force attack conducted by cyber actors: https://bit.ly/2J0yrlX