SSI CI – Venezuelan vice president says power outage was caused by cyber attack

« CARACAS, March 9. /TASS/. Power outage across Venezuela occurred as a result of a cyber attack, Vice President for Communications Jorge Rodriguez said on Friday.

« A cyber attack targeted the automatic control system at the hydroelectric power station, » Rodriguez said. « In response to the attack, the power station’s operation was temporarily shut down, which led to interruptions in electricity supply, » he added.

Rodriguez said that the cyber attack may have been carried out from the United States. »