The power is back on this morning after a massive outage left tens of millions of people in the dark for hours yesterday in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Was this the result of a cyber attack? Officials in Argentina don’t think so, but an investigation into the “unprecedented” power outage, which also hit parts of Chile and southern Brazil, is just beginning.
The blackout comes as concerns rise over governments’ abilities to disrupt other nations’ power systems.
The New York Times reported that the US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia’s electric power grid. Russia has uncovered and blocked attempts by the United States to carry out cyber attacks on the control systems of Russian infrastructure,