National Grid: Stuxnet and Shamoon attacks could knock power grids offline

Cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructure could take power grids offline, according to Graham Wright, chief information security officer at National Grid. Wright gave the warning during a Westminster eForum session attended by V3 where he said that the threat posed by malware like Stuxnet and Shamoon is real and serious. “[National Grid is] the critical infrastructure, and nothing moves without infrastructure. So we’re at the centre. If we go down the nation goes down,” he said.

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