"The ‘mind-boggling’ risks your city faces from cyber attackers"

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  1. hawki

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    "BlackEnergy malware used in power outage hacks in Ukraine..........

    ESET covered the incident on its We Live Security blog, explaining that the security firm found similar examples in other areas and plenty of things to worry about.
    "We have discovered that the reported case was not an isolated incident and that other energy companies in Ukraine were targeted by cyber criminals at the same time. Furthermore, we found out that the attackers have been using a malware family on which we have had our eye for quite some time now: BlackEnergy," said ESET.
    'Specifically, the BlackEnergy backdoor has been used to plant a KillDisk component onto the targeted computers that would render them unbootable.'............

    "As well as being able to delete system files to make the system unbootable - functionality typical for such destructive trojans - the KillDisk variant detected in the electricity distribution companies also appears to contain some additional functionality specifically intended to sabotage industrial systems."

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer...malware-used-in-power-outage-hacks-in-ukraine
     
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    Hackers used malware to confuse utility in Ukraine outage - report
    http://www.thestar.com.my/news/worl...to-confuse-utility-in-ukraine-outage--report/

     
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    Meh, I had dreams about this stuff years ago... torching houses via power meter hacks, blacking out my street coz' I hated their guts, etc... old news. Funny how certain things trickle out at certain times... scripted much?
     
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    Energy industry under unceasing attack in 2015
    http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/43658/security/energy-industry-under-attack.html

     
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