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US Officials Urged to Examine Chinese Risk to Electric Grid

Data Breach Today

Utility Vendors Have Cut Back on Buying Chinese Transformers Due to Security Risks Utility companies have increasingly refrained from purchasing large power transformers from China given greater awareness of the security risks.

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Renewable energy trends and developments powering a cleaner future

IBM Big Data Hub

In a warming world, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is heating up. Global capacity for renewable power generation is expanding more quickly than at any time in the last thirty years, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). And by 2028, 68 countries will boast renewables as their main source of power.

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Renewable energy in action: Examples and use cases for fueling the future

IBM Big Data Hub

As more countries, companies and individuals seek energy sources beyond fossil fuels, interest in renewable energy continues to rise. In fact, world-wide capacity for energy from solar, wind and other renewable sources increased by 50% in 2023. What is renewable energy? trillion in 2023. trillion in 2023.

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A massive phishing campaign using QR codes targets the energy sector

Security Affairs

A phishing campaign employing QR codes targeted a leading energy company in the US, cybersecurity firm Cofense reported. “Beginning in May 2023, Cofense has observed a large phishing campaign utilizing QR codes targeting the Microsoft credentials of users from a wide array of industries.” ” continues the report.

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The Week in Cyber Security and Data Privacy: 4 – 10 December 2023

IT Governance

Researchers from the German cyber security company Aplite discovered 3,806 servers from 111 countries accessible on the Internet. million LivaNova Source 1 ; source 2 (New) Manufacturing UK Yes 2.2 million LivaNova Source 1 ; source 2 (New) Manufacturing UK Yes 2.2 Source (New) Manufacturing Canada Yes 1.2

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The Weeks in Cyber Security and Data Privacy: 18 – 31 December 2023

IT Governance

billion records The security researcher Jeremiah Fowler discovered an unprotected database exposing more than 1.5 Fowler contacted the company, which secured the database. The security researcher Bob Diachenko identified the leak in September and contacted TuneFab, which fixed the misconfiguration within 24 hours.

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The Week in Cyber Security and Data Privacy: 27 November – 3 December 2023

IT Governance

The security researcher Bob Diachenko of SecurityDiscovery first identified the exposed information in mid-September. Data breached: over 300 million records. The company’s description of the incident suggested ransomware. We’ve also found 9 organisations providing a significant update on a previously disclosed incident.