US Treasury sanctions Russian research institute behind Triton malware

The US Treasury Department announced sanctions today against a Russian research institute for its role in developing Triton, a malware strain designed to attack industrial equipment.

Sanctions were levied today against the State Research Center of the Russian Federation FGUP Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (also known as CNIIHM or TsNIIKhM).

A FireEye report published in October 2018 identified CNIIHM as the possible author of the Triton malware.

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Source: ZDNet