The National Electric Service (SEN) has been restored in most of the national territory and in the next few hours it will recover 100%, informed the Minister for Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez:
“We have received a new attack to the transmission and load transmission center of our National Electric System. Specifically, it was attacked to get the machine of the Simón Bolívar Hydroelectric Plant out of operation”, said Rodríguez in a broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión.
In this regard, he noted that the service has been restored in record time, due to all the mechanisms implemented by the National Executive since the cyber attack registered on Thursday, March 7, through the Automated Control System (ARDA), located in Guri, Bolívar state:
“What then costed us five, six days after that brutal attack on the brain of the hydroelectric plants centered in Guayana, today has been solved in a few hours”, emphasized the also vice president for Communication, Culture and Tourism.
In this regard, he denounced that the intention of the extreme right wing with these attacks is to create anxiety:
“The intention of this General Staff of Terrorism is one to persist in their aggressive actions, of financial strangling”, he said.
Last Thursday, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro denounced new electromagnetic attacks on the SEN transmission lines that hit the west of the country, while he assured that probablye the sabotage and attacks against the SEN will continue.
The last electric attack – registered on March 7 – was perpetrated by the government of the United States (USA) – specifically from two cities, Chicago and Houston – in three ways. The first to the brain of the computerized system of the Corpoelec company in El Guri and the cyber attack from abroad to the driving brain that is in Caracas.
The second way of attack was the electromagnetic route, through mobile devices that interrupt and reverse the recovery processes, and the third way is the physical path through the arsoning and explosion of electrical substations.