Cyber Threat to US Energy Firms!

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The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) has warned all energy firms operating in the United States about a possible cyber threat looming on their critical infrastructure. The email which was issued on last Friday, also stresses on the fact that other critical infrastructures such as nuclear, aviation, water, and critical manufacturing industries are also vulnerable to state-sponsored cyber attacks in coming months.

US law enforcement agencies have warned that hackers had succeeded in compromising some targeted networks, but did not specify victims or describe any cases of sabotage.

FBI says that the prime objective of the hackers is to compromise organizational networks with malicious emails and to obtain essential credentials for accessing computer networks of their targets.

Although the alert did not mention any specific countries in the email, the context of the email clearly points the fingers at nations like Russia, North Korea, and China.

The White House has already taken essential measures to keep its cyber defenses at an all-time high. It has also asked all politicians and their staff not to use a public network while accessing or passing confidential information.

United States 45th President Donald Trump has already shown his displeasure on the activities which are being carried out by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He has already warned the leader of the rogue nation against serious consequences, if he, doesn’t change his intentions on missile tests and on cyber warfare.

Mr. Trump has already made his intentions public on issues which could affect his nation’s national integrity. He clearly specified that he is not going to tolerate any individual/group/nation’s espionage on the United States.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security