Cyberattack Source of Widespread Electricity Cuts Across Istanbul

September 30, 2022


Sources from the Energy Ministry claim that a major cyberattack is the source of the widespread electricity cuts across Istanbul in recent days, according to reports in the Turkish media. “Many infiltration attempts to the systems controlling our transmission and electricity producing lines were determined and prevented. The infiltration attempts are indicators of a major sabotage preparation against Turkey’s national electricity network,” a senior anonymous source said, as quoted by state-run Anadolu Agency. Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said a comprehensive investigation has been launched to figure out the real reasons behind the electricity cuts in a trip to the northwestern province of Kocaeli, which is the main center of the breakdowns.

Incident Date

December 30, 2016



Estimated Cost


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified