The US Department of Homeland Security identified a series of cyber attacks targeting natural gas companies in recent months, raising a red flag over potential threats to the nation’s infrastructure.
It was not immediately clear whether the attacks were aimed at the actual pipeline network or the broader companies operating in the sector.
Breitling and other natural gas companies received an alert to ensure broad distribution to asset owners and operators and agency officials are working with the sector to confirm the security compromise and determine the extent of “infection.”
The department did not elaborate on the source of the attack but said it would continue to issue updates as new information is uncovered. The agency also said it is working with the FBI and other federal officials on the investigation.