Industrial Safety

Hackers infiltrated power grid controls in the U.S. and abroad


Sep 12, 2017

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According to a report by the cybersecurity firm Symantec, hackers have now successfully infiltrated power grid controls in the US and Turkey, and gained access to systems “that could provide attackers with the means to severely disrupt affected operations,” the report reads.

The recent campaign of attacks was waged by a group Symantec is calling Dragonfly 2.0. The security firm did not link the hacking group to any nation-state actors, but noted that some of the code string in the malware used in the attacks was in Russian and French.

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