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Bay State EVs by the numbers; Hackers knock airport websites offline 


Massachusetts ranks third in providing infrastructure for electric vehicles, according to a data index assembled by an insurance aggregator.

The Bay State comes in behind California and Colorado, according to the ranking put together by

Massachusetts has an EV adoption rate of about 1.5%. That’s less than half of California’s 3.81% and behind the 2.24% in Colorado. Massachusetts comes in higher than both when looking at vehicle charging stations per 100,000 EVs on the road. Massachusetts has 11, and California and Colorado both have 10.

Massachusetts is relatively low when it comes to incentives to buy an EV, with just 19 identified by California provides a whopping 108, and Colorado 28.

Rounding out the top five are New York, which has a 1.2% EV adoption rate and Vermont, which has 1.7%.

Hackers knock airport websites offline

An apparently coordinated denial-of-service attack organized by pro-Russia hackers rendered the websites of some major U.S. airports unreachable early Monday, though officials said flights were not affected.

The attacks — in which participants flood targets with junk data — were orchestrated by a shadowy group that calls itself Killnet. On the eve of the attacks the group published a target list on its Telegram channel.

While highly visible and aimed at maximum psychological impact, DDoS attacks are mostly a noisy nuisance, different from hacking that involves breaking into networks and can do serious damage.

“We noticed this morning that the external website was down, and our IT and security people are in the process of investigating,” said Andrew Gobeil, a spokesman for Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. “There has been no impact on operations.”


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