Cyber-attack hits UK electricity company

Elexon, a crucial middleman in the UK power grid network, reported that it fell victim to a cyber-attack earlier today. In a short message posted on its website, the company said the incident only impacted its internal IT network and employee laptops. The company’s email server was also impacted and had been taken down, cutting employees off from crucial communications. Systems that managed the UK’s electricity transit were unaffected, according to Elexon. In a subsequent message posted later in the day, the company said it already identified the root cause of the incident, and was working to restore its internal network and employee laptops. The company didn’t specify the nature of the cyber-attack, but experts believe this is a ransomware incident due to the destructive nature that caused employees to lose access to laptops and the company’s email server.

Source: ZD Net