Solar power opens up new targets for cyber attackers

The sun is powering the equivalent of 12 million homes in the U.S., recent numbers show.

That’s more homes than people in the state of Ohio, all running on sunshine.

But is the solar energy system secure?

Cyber attackers shut off power in Ukraine in 2015 and 2016.

Researchers are trying to make sure the same kind of thing doesn’t happen in the U.S. with solar.

“We all are all essentially interconnected neighbors in this regard,” said Sean Peisert, also with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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