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Pacific Gas and Electric Database Exposed
Last week I discovered a data breach involving Pacific Gas and Electric, a very large electric utility company in California. The publicly exposed database appeared to be PG&E’s asset management system. Among other things, it contained details for over 47,000 PG&E computers, virtual machines, servers, and other devices. All of it completely unprotected. No username or password required for viewing.
US Power Company Fined $US2.7 Million Over Security Flaws Impacting 'Critical Assets'
An American power company has reached a settlement to pay an unprecedented $US2.7 ($3) million penalty over significant security oversights that could have allowed hackers to gain remote access to the power provider's systems.
PG&E Fined $2.7M by Feds for Third Party's Data Breach
Numerous news outlets and websites, citing the Wall Street Journal and other reports, are identifying Pacific Gas & Electric as the utility which was fined by federal regulators for a inadvertent data breach which caused PG&E to lose control of confidential information put online for more than two months.
PG&E Identified as Utility That Lost Control of Confidential Information
San Francisco-based PG&E Corp. was identified Friday as the large utility that authorities had fined in May for losing control of a database with confidential information about its systems and leaving it exposed on the internet for 70 days.
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The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is an investor-owned utility (IOU) with publicly traded stock that is headquartered in the Pacific Gas & Electric Building in San Francisco. PG&E provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California, from Bakersfield almost to the Oregon border which represents 5.2 million households. PG&E is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission.
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