Saturday, April 09, 2016

How Vulnerable is the Grid?

The Washington Free Beacon: The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are conducting briefings about the cyber-attack on the electric grid in Ukraine. An excerpt:

“The attacks leveraged commonly available tools and tactics against the control systems which could be used against infrastructure in every sector.”

The briefings will outline the details of the attacks, the techniques used by the hackers, and strategies to be used to limit risks and improve cyber security for grid organizations.

Security researchers have concluded the attack was carried out by Russian government hackers based on the type of malicious software, called BlackEnergy, that was detected in the incident.

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