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Russian hacker group believed to be behind world’s first cyberattack on power stations in Ukraine

January 8, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Security firm iSIGHT Partners said in a blog post that it believes that the world’s first power outage caused by hackers in Ukraine two weeks ago may be the work of Russian group Sandworm Team. The company said the use of trojans from the BlackEnergy malware family as well as the KillDisk tool, found after investigation the attack on Ukrainian power authorities’ systems, are common in Sandworm Team’s attacks. Those findings, along with intelligence supplied by ‘sensitive sources’ point to the Russian cyberattack outfit. Reuters reports that Ukraine’s SBU state security service also believes Russia is to blame for the outage.…

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