Report: cyberattack on American electricity grid may cost $ 1 trillion




As a report published Wednesday that it costs an attack resulting in the disruption of parts in electricity networks in the United States the u.s. economy almost $ 1 trillion.

Although business executives are worried about security breaches, but recent surveys indicate that they are not convinced of the value or effectiveness of e-insurance solutions.

The report reviews risk studies centre of the University of Cambridge, the screenplay for the power outage leaves 93 million people in New York City and Washington, d.c., without electricity.

The report said the scenario developed by the Cambridge University technologically possible are assessed as being viable to occur once every 200 years, however, insurers should be prepared.

The report noted that cyberattacks cause a rise in mortality rates, such as that caused by the disruption of health and safety regulations, and economic crises, because the ports are closed and disruption occurs in transport and infrastructure.

The report said that there were 15 electronic attack suspect to the electricity network in the United States since 2000, citing the DOE data.


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