Ukraine says it thwarted Russian cyberattack on electricity grid

Ukraine said on Tuesday it had thwarted an attempt by Russian hackers last week to damage its electricity grid with a cyberattack.

“This is a military hacking team,” said government spokesman Victor Zhora. “Their aim was to disable a number of facilities, including electricity substations.”

Kyiv blamed the attack on a group dubbed “Sandworm” by researchers and previously tied to cyberattacks attributed to Russia. The attack was likely carried out to support Russian military activities in eastern Ukraine, Zhora said.

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Source: Reuters