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Public Utilities Face Constant Cyberthreat, Experts Say

By Anne Cullen (September 27, 2018, 1:56 PM EDT) -- Public utilities across the U.S. are facing a torrent of potential cyberattacks from foreign state-backed hackers, and though water, energy and electric systems stack up defenses to stem the tide, experts say sophisticated attackers still can find a way in.

Some utilities are forced to deflect up to a million cyber probes a day, according to a report issued last week by the state of Connecticut. The review examined cybersecurity at four state utilities and found the companies still are vulnerable, even though intruders have been kept at bay.

The Connecticut report came on the heels of a U.S. Department of...

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