USB threats to ICS systems have nearly doubled

The latest Honeywell USB Threat Report 2020 indicates that the number of threats specifically targeting Operational Technology systems has nearly doubled from 16% to 28%, while the number of threats capable of disrupting those systems rose from 26% to 59% Read More …

US charges Russian hackers behind NotPetya, KillDisk, OlympicDestroyer attacks

The US Department of Justice has unsealed charges today against six Russian nationals believed to be members of one of Russia’s elite hacking and cyberwar units — known as Sandworm. In court documents today, US officials said all six suspects Read More …

Researchers find Stuxnet, Mirai, WannaCry lurking in industrial USB drives

Removal storage and USB thumb drives are a serious security incident waiting to happen, new research suggests. When we consider threats to our industrial systems, specifically crafted malware, such as the Industroyer strain which cut off the power to the city Read More …

GreyEnergy: New malware campaign targets critical infrastructure companies

The hacking group which took down Ukrainian power grids is systematically targeting critical infrastructure in Ukraine and beyond in what security researchers believe could be cyber espionage and reconnaissance ahead of future attacks. Dubbed GreyEnergy by researchers at ESET, the group Read More …

Security researchers find solid evidence linking Industroyer to NotPetya

Malware analysts from Slovak cyber-security firm ESET have found substantial evidence that links cyber-attacks performed against Ukraine’s power grid to the same group behind the NotPetya ransomware outbreak of June 2017. The link is not a direct one, but through Read More …

Dangerous Malware Discovered that Can Take Down Electric Power Grids

Last December, a cyber attack on Ukrainian Electric power grid caused the power outage in the northern part of Kiev — the country’s capital — and surrounding areas, causing a blackout for tens of thousands of citizens for an hour Read More …