Blackout in most of Bangladesh after national grid failure

Large swathes of Bangladesh were left without electricity on Tuesday after a grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working to gradually restore power supply in the country of 168 million people. The country's power grid malfunctioned at around 2 p.m. (0800 GMT) on Tuesday, leading to blackouts across 75-80% of the …

Feds have uncovered “credible, specific plans” to attack the US power grid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Extremist groups in the United States appear to increasingly view attacking the power grid as a means of disrupting the country, according to a government report aimed at law enforcement agencies and utility operators. Domestic extremists “have developed credible, specific plans to attack electricity infrastructure since at least 2020,” according to the …

Sudan coup: Military cuts internet services ahead of planned protests – BBC News

Sudan's military government has restricted internet services in the capital Khartoum amid calls for mass anti-coup demonstrations, reports say. Several bridges have also been closed and protesters have been warned against creating any disturbances. Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched through Khartoum demanding civilian rule be restored after the military coup on 25 …

29 world leaders shut down the internet to civilians in 2020

March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Belarus to Myanmar, 29 countries suspended internet services in 2020, mainly during protests or elections, cutting off millions from vital information as the coronavirus pandemic raged, digital rights group Access Now said on Wednesday. Internet shutdowns prevented people in dozens of countries from working, studying, communicating and accessing …