Researchers uncover Russia-linked malware that could immobilize electric grids

2017-08-24_00h03_35 IT総合
Security researchers have discovered new industrial control system malware, dubbed “CosmicEnergy,” which they say could be used to disrupt critical infrastructure systems and electric grids.
The malware was uncovered by researchers at Mandiant, who have likened CosmicEnergy’s capabilities to the destructive Industroyer malware that the Russian state-backed “Sandworm” hacking group used to cut power in Ukraine in 2016.
Unusually, Mandiant says it uncovered CosmicEnergy through threat hunting and not following a cyberattack on critical infrastructure. The malware was uploaded to Viru