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Texas power grid, energy sectors facing elevated Russian cyber threats during war in Ukraine

Utility companies and key oil and gas transportation hubs are on high alert as Russian hackers have been probing energy infrastructure’s digital networks for weak points.

An employee of Vistra Corp.’s Midlothian Power Plant adjusts the wiring of power unit on October 15, 2021.  Energy providers like Vistra are preparing their plants for extreme weather conditions following the February winter storm Uri, which disrupted the Texas electric grid and led to the deaths of more than 200 people.
The Houston Ship Channel on Feb. 2, 2021.
Flint Hills Resources, a manufacturer of fuels and chemicals, site in Corpus on Nov. 11, 2021.
The main switchyard at Vistra Corp.’s Midlothian Power Plant on October 15, 2021. This is where the power produced at this plant is transformed into usable energy.

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