WASHINGTON – In the past eight months, federal authorities have issued public warnings about foreign hackers penetrating the US power grid and other critical infrastructure. Cybersecurity experts say the intent is to plant digital grenades in those systems until they decide to pull the pin.
These attacks are from an enemy who may never step on US soil. But they could cripple vital systems like electricity, food, water, and manufacturing.
“Right now we are tracking about eight different teams that specifically target industrial networks,” said Robert Lee, Founder, and CEO of Dragos, Inc.