The backbone of America — banks, oil and gas suppliers, the energy grid — is under constant attack by hackers.
But the biggest cyberattacks, the ones that can blow up chemical tanks and burst dams, are kept secret by a law that shields U.S. corporations. They’re kept in the dark forever.
You could live near — or work at — a major facility that has been hacked repeatedly and investigated by the federal government. But you’d never know.
What’s more, that secrecy could hurt efforts to defend against future attacks.
The murky information that is publicly available confirms that there is plenty to worry about.