‘That’s the Pentagon’s job’: Nuclear Regulatory Commission defenseless against EMP attack

‘That’s the Pentagon’s job’: Nuclear Regulatory Commission defenseless against EMP attack

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2019 Nuclear plants in the United States are not prepared for an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, the responsible federal agency said. Following a report by the Electromagnetic Defense Task Force, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) admitted to a high level of “uncertainty” in the event of an EMP attack. “If […]

President Trump declares war on EMP threat to nation

President Trump declares war on EMP threat to nation

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2019 President Donald Trump on March 26 signed an executive order aimed at protecting the U.S.’s vital infrastructure from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Officials and analysts have long warned that the U.S. electric grid is vulnerable to an attack from countries with EMP weapons, including Iran, North Korea, China […]

DHS cites Russian cyberattacks on U.S. power grid, infrastructure since 2016

DHS cites Russian cyberattacks on U.S. power grid, infrastructure since 2016

by WorldTribune Staff, March 16, 2018 Russian government hackers have for at least two years attempted cyberattacks on the U.S. power grid, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said. The attacks, beginning in March 2016 and possibly earlier, targeted multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors, including energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and manufacturing, according to […]