Hackers spy on Danish power and utility companies

Danish Defence Intelligence Service, DDIS, is concerned that an attack on Danish energy supply will occur.

On several occasions Danish utilities have been targets of Russian cyber espionage, according to several sources. | Photo: /ritzau/Finn Frandsen/

On several occasions have Danish utilities been targets of cyber espionage similar to the one in 2015 which paralyzed most of the energy supply in Ukraine, says Thomas Lund-Sørensen, head of Centre for Cyber Security, a branch of DDIS, to Jyllands-Posten.

"We don't have clear examples of the telecommunication or energy supply in Denmark being paralyzed by hacker attacks. However, we do see indications of numerous initial stages of a destructive cyberattacks, namely spear phishing where outsiders check the vulnerabilities of a network," he says.

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