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The Power Utility of Puerto Rico is Hacked; Butthe Customers’ Data are Safe

 

The Bankrupt power service of Puerto Rico, PREPA claimed on Monday it was hacked during the weekend, however, customer's data was not stolen.

 

Electrical grid of the U.S. is highly complicated with about 3.300 utility organizations which function together to provide power via 200,000 miles transmission lines of high-voltage. The country has electrical substation- 55,000 and distribution lines- 5.5 million miles that supply power to all homes and offices, last year report says.

 

"At this time, we are securing the system and workability to resolve the affairs," in Spanish Gonzalez said, including that analysis into the origin of the breach were continuous.

 

The hack didn't affect the customer service network of PREPA and customers' data are safe, said the utility; yet the attack result to longer hold times in their service center. The news item come on the heels of Donald Trump, U.S. president' accusing the Russian government previous week for a cyber-attack campaign victimizing power grid of U.S. as uploaded on economictimes.indiatimes.comdated 12.03.2018.

 

Until Monday evening, there wasn't any sign of blaming Russia for PREPA's hack. When asked regarding the prospective origin of the hack, a representative of PREPA claimed the incident was "being scrutinized and alluded to the pertinent officials," declining to disclose who those officials were.

 

There could be power loss in the extensive zone of the U.S. for several days or might be several weeks in a few places, for the cyber-attack in the electric grid. It would result to substantial financial impact, as reported by Council on Foreign Relations. As per report, the U.S. required to work to setup precautions to avoid the power grid cyber-attack, and to discover ways to reduce the prospective catastrophic effect should one happen.

 

The power grid of the U.S. was constructed for "dependability and security" and is reasonably simple to protect. During a hurricane or winter season for instance, power crews of the U.S. are expert at anticipating issues and can usually go away from computers to operate manually, claimed by cyber-security specialist Robert M. Lee in Scientific American magazine' interview. A representative of Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello had no comment.

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