APS power grid has endured 9 minor acts of sabotage in recent years

More than 350 physical or cyber attacks have been recorded in recent years on the nation’s power grid, including nine acts of sabotage on equipment owned by Arizona Public Service Co., according to records obtained by USA Today and The Arizona Republic. The nine …

Security under scrutiny at nation’s power plants and the power grid

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An investigation by USA Today found the nation’s power grid sustained 362 attacks between 2011 and 2014. Example — In April 2013, someone fired more than 100 rounds at a substation transformer near San Jose, California. Six fiber optic cables were …

RG&E on guard against security threats

RG&E and its sister utility in upstate New York are ahead of the game in terms of infrastructure and computer security, the companies say, though more improvements are in the works. Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and New York State Electric and Gas are …

Copper thefts source of ‘attacks’ on Iowa power grid

Copper thefts source of ‘attacks’ on Iowa power grid Part of the nation’s power grid is struck by a cyber or physical attack nearly once every four days. Some experts fear the rash of smaller-scale incidents may point to broader security problems with potentially …

U.S. Electric Grid Attacked Every Four Days

About once every four days, part of the nation’s power grid — a system whose failure could leave millions in the dark — is struck by a cyber or physical attack, a USA TODAY analysis of federal energy records finds. Although the repeated security …