The Sandworm Group, a Russian based APT, which recently made headlines after their botnet of machines infected with Cyclops Blink malware, was taken down by the US Department of Justice, has been busy crafting attacks targeting the Ukrainian power grid. The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA), had to step in and take action to thwart the attack on the country’s energy facilities. Blame for the attack has been placed on Sandworm in support of Russian military actions in Easter
Electricity, oil and gas and other critical infrastructure vital to any country’s day to day lives is increasingly at risk from cyber-attackers who know that successfully compromising industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) can enable them to disrupt or tamper with vital services. A report from cybersecurity company Dragos details ten different hacking operations which are known to have actively targeted industrial systems in North America and Europe and its warned t
The electric grid is so important to any country’s national security and thus the high importance of keeping the electricity flowing. Even an outage of only a few minutes can wreak havoc on any residence or business. Cyber attackers responsible for distributing LookBack malware are targeting US utility providers with a new threat called “FlowCloud.” The FlowCloud modular remote-access trojan (RAT) has similarities and connections to the LookBack malware. The LookBack at its core is a remote
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