Operation Sharpshooter Uses Fileless Malware to Attack Global Infrastructure

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team detected a malware campaign dubbed Operation Sharpshooter which attacked nuclear, defense, energy, and financial targets from all over the world. As detailed by McAfee’s research team, the campaign dubbed “Operation Sharpshooter” makes use of an in-memory Read More …

Utilities, Energy Sector Attacked Mainly Via IT, Not ICS

Stealing administrative credentials to carry out months-long spy campaigns is a top threat. While industrial control systems (ICS) are the most talked-about when it comes to cyberattacks against energy and utilities firms, most attacks actually take aim at the enterprise Read More …

An insider view of a cybersecurity training workshop for employees of Europe’s transmission system operators.

After the hackers had stealthily accessed the SCADA system and blew the transformer with a loud bang, the defenceless employees had no option but to remove the control plugs and manually turn the machine back on. “That’s what they had Read More …

Cyber security threat to Britain’s oil and gas sites as attack could cause ‘unprecedented damage’

Brian Lord OBE says a successful attack on its infrastructure could cause “unprecedented damage” and “unrest across the world”. With a complex ecosystem of computation, networking, and physical operational processes spread around the world the industry has a large attack Read More …

Can you recover the power grid after a cyberattack? The Department of Energy finds out

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is planning a “hands-on” test of the real-world consequences associated with successful cyberattacks against core country services. Cyberattacks levied against critical infrastructure, smart grids, and utilities are not a future possibility; but rather, they Read More …