[Swiftwater Gazette] Russian Hackers Can Now Cause Major Power Outages

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Tue Jun 13 11:40:13 EDT 2017




ResearchersSay Russian Hackers Can Now Cause Major Power Outages
https://www.rferl.org/a/researchers-say-russian-hackers-cause-major-power-outages-sandworm-crashoverride-malware-industroyer-dragos-eset/28543974.html
“Hackersbelieved to be allied with the Russian government have devised acyberweapon that has the potential to be highly disruptive againstthe world's electrical systems.”
“Themalware is capable of attacking power systems across Europe and Asia,and "with small modifications" could be used in the United States to cause outages of up to a few days in portions of the grid.”
“Industroyeror CrashOverride was specifically tailored to disrupt or destroyindustrial-control systems, and represents the most powerful threatsince Stuxnet.”

   
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