Turning Off the Lights

Is Blackenergy malware the future of cyberwarfare? | Al Jazeera America.

Weedon’s company FireEye has found 50 different types of malware that were targeting energy companies. According to a 2014 survey by ThreatTrack Security, a malware detection firm, 37 percent of businesses in the U.S. energy sector were infiltrated in the previous year. The Department of Homeland Security was alarmed enough to publish a special bulletin in December about the dangers posed by malware like BlackEnergy.

This threat seems to come from a Russian criminal gang, operating under the protection of the government.  And they can turn off your lights.  Permanently.


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