Russians Who Pose Election Threat Have Hacked Nuclear Plants and Power Grid

Cybersecurity officials watched with growing alarm in September as Russian state hackers started prowling around dozens of American state and local government computer systems just two months before the election.

The act itself did not worry them so much — officials anticipated that the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election would be back — but the actor did. The group, known to researchers as “Dragonfly” or “Energetic Bear” for its hackings of the energy sector, was not involved in 2016 election hacking. But it has in the past five years breached the power grid, water treatment facilities and even nuclear power plants, including one in Kansas.

It also hacked into Wi-Fi systems at San Francisco International Airport and at least two other West Coast airports in March in an apparent bid to find one unidentified traveler, a demonstration of the hackers’ power and resolve.

September’s intrusions marked the first

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Focus on Nuclear Waste Disposable, Civil Construction, Mining, Oil & Gas Solutiona

DUBLIN, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Geomechanics Software And Services Market By Component, By Solution, By Application – Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Analysis, 2020 – 2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Globally, the geomechanics software & services market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 15.7% during the forecast period from 2020 to 2028.

The market is driven by the growing demand among the oil & gas industry to enhance the performance of the drilling, reduce non productive time, and optimize wellbore contact. Due to the uncertain prices of the oil & gas commodities and increasing competition, the oil & gas companies are looking for more advance ways to reduce the cost of operation and gain operational efficiency. This is augmenting the demand of geomechanics software and services among the organizations to provide advance tools and service for optimizing the operational performance.

The geomechanics

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