CS Energy hit by Chinese cyberattack that almost cost 3m homes power

A major cyberattack on Australia has been revealed with Chinese hackers believed to be behind the potentially disastrous attempt.

Millions of homes were moments away from losing power after a major energy network was hit by a ransomware attack believed to have been the work of Chinese hackers.

CS Energy was hit by the attack on Saturday, November 27, in what the chief executive officer has described as a worrying, “growing trend”.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the attack was stopped at the last minute before it had the potential to shut down two major thermal coal plants.