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National Grid to set ‘honeypots’ to trap hackers – amid rising risk from digitisation

August 31, 2023

National Grid, the UK electricity and gas utility company, also operating in New York and Massachusetts, is advertising a million-pound vacancy for a cyber specialist to set ‘honeypots’ in its network systems to wrongfoot hackers and misdirect incoming attacks on critical energy infrastructure. The contract suggests it is looking to place “false documents” to lure hackers into controlled environments to be observed and blocked, according to reports.

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