Archive for May 14, 2018

Hackers target Danish train service over the weekend

(Source: The Copenhagen Post, May 14, 2018) COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A DDoS cyber attack made buying a ticket tough for Danish rail travellers Sunday night. A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. The hack made it impossible to…

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Coal collapsing faster under Trump; Wind, solar, gas all benefit

(Source: Forbes, May 9, 2018) NEW YORK — More coal plants are now projected to retire more quickly than experts thought a year ago, according to energy-industry analysts who gathered in Chicago Tuesday. Three alternative energy sources—wind, solar and natural gas—are expected to divide up the spoils, they said at the American Wind Energy Association’s…

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BLET files joint comments regarding rail industry automation

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 11 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) was one of five rail Brotherhoods to file joint comments on May 7 in response to the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) March 29 Request For Information (RFI) regarding automation in the railroad industry. In general, the unions asserted that public and worker…

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