A cyberattack has been launched against Venezuela’s energy system. This was reported by RBC with reference to the local news portal El Nacional.
According to the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Nestor Naverol, the attack took place on September 12, 2021, on a power distribution substation in the state of Aragua. It caused sudden power surges in the network, which led to an emergency shutdown of the main transformers. The minister also noted that the attacks are being carried out “from the outside.” At the moment, the electricity supply has been restored in full.
The problem that has arisen is not the first in its class – Venezuela has previously experienced power outages. So, in March 2021, 16 states were left without food, including the capital of the country, Caracas, in which all urban transport stopped. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed the attacks on “American imperialism.”