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Seems to be more hacker attacks on the German power grid

hacker attacks on the German power grid and other critical infrastructures have increased, according to a new report. The registered attacks have risen and also the number of unreported cases is supposed to be high.

The Federal office for information security (BSI) has registered a media report that a significant increase in the number of hacker attacks on operators of critical infrastructures. In the second half of the year 2018, the BSI have come to know of 157 such attacks, including 19 on the power grid, reported the "Welt am Sonntag", citing as yet unpublished Figures.

In the previous reporting period (by June 2017 to may 2018) achieved the BSI according to their own statements 145 messages in the corresponding period in front of it, there were 34. The BSI is the newspaper report that an unspecified number of unreported Cyber-attacks.

In Germany are counted among the operators of critical infrastructures are organizations and facilities in the areas of energy, information technology and telecommunications, Transport and traffic, health, water, nutrition, Finance and insurance, government and administration, as well as media and culture.

reporting requirement for the power plant groups

The BSI can corporations Online attacks report - depending on the size and the relevance they have to this also. Katherina Reiche, chief Executive of the Association of municipal enterprises (VKU), called for in the "Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper": "The power supply as the heartbeat of the digital society must be in the interest of national security is also part of the German Cyber-security architecture."

A Central Federal responsibility for Cyber security was necessary to respond with lean structures and short decision-making paths at an early stage to Cyber threats of any kind. The public utilities and network operators would need to be included. The Federal government wants to strengthen with a new Agency for cyber security protection against attacks on the Internet. Settled, you should be in the Region of Halle-Leipzig.

BSI warns of hacker attacks on power grids, 13.06.2018 Atlas |Germany |Berlin

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