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Biden Energy Chief Says U.S. ‘Utterly Vulnerable’ to Hackers

May 10, 2021, 5:38 PM

The closing of the nation’s biggest fuel pipeline system at the hands of hackers illustrates how at risk the infrastructure is to cyberattacks, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Monday.

“It tells you how utterly vulnerable we are,” Granholm said during an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Balance of Power” program. “We’re seeing all of these examples of ransomware attacks coming -- whether it’s telecommunications or this critical infrastructure. And obviously in my lane I’m very worried about the energy infrastructure.”

Jennifer Granholm
Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Granholm referenced the recent SolarWinds Corp. hack which affected hundreds of businesses and several federal agencies, referring to it ...

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