Prevent Hackers from Destroying a Backup Generator

  • Luis Ayala


In 2007, CNN broadcast a demonstration of an “Aurora” cyber-physical attack of a 2.25 MW generator connected to a substation. This test was conducted at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for the Department of Homeland Security. INL staff injected a virus consisting of 20 lines of code that caused an out-of-phase condition that can damage alternating current (AC) equipment connected to the power grid.


Alternate Current Control Device Power Grid Data Security Data Encryption 
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© Luis Ayala 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Ayala
    • 1
  1. 1.FredericksburgUSA

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