Oil-and-Gas APT Pivots to U.S. Power Plants

A known APT group with ties to the Iran-linked APT33, dubbed Magnallium, has expanded its targeting from the global oil-and-gas industry to specifically include electric companies in North America.

That’s according to a report from Dragos, released Thursday, which noted that the discovery is part of a broader trend in which cybercriminals focused on critical infrastructure are branching out from a single-vertical operation to multiple industrial sectors. While that reality doesn’t necessarily threaten a physically disruptive attack, it also certainly doesn’t rule it out, the firm said.

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Source: ThreatPost

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