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BSI: networks are not often targets of hacker attacks

The great Blackout is still theory. The "Welt am Sonntag" writes, however, water and electricity networks were significantly attacks more often targets of hackers. This has denied the BSI now.

Almost 160 disorders have been reported to the Federal office for security in information technology alone, in the second half of 2018. Of electricity suppliers and other so-called critical infrastructures. This also includes water works, public authorities or mobile phone networks. The be significantly more than in the entire previous year.

> Not a targeted Hacker attacks


the number of actual Cyber-attacks, the Federal office has not commented. It adds, however, that there is, in addition to the official Figures, a high number of unreported cases. The reason is that cyber attacks only need to notify utilities of a certain size and competence. Smaller clinics or, for example, public transport companies are not obliged to do so.

In addition, there are many companies which kept for Image reasons criminal Intrusion into its IT systems, rather to the ceiling. The Federal office also provides for a new quality of Online attacks. Although still mainly espionage, but Sabotage play a bigger role.

BSI contradicts DOUBLET: fault messages of the power grid is not equal to hacker attacks
Bettina Nutz, ARD Berlin
17.02.2019 13:20 PM

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