InShortViral: Ukrainian officials are trying to publish their comments on the recent pro-Western region experienced blackouts and blame the attacks carried out by the Russian hackers.
Well, 2015 just ended has certainly not made in missing attacks by hackers, who stole data from governments, have introduced dating sites and have carried out a lot of other more or less illegal acts; it now seems that the new frontier of cyber attacks consists in targeting energy infrastructure.
Ukrainian officials are trying to publish their comments on the recent pro-Western region experienced blackouts and blame the attacks carried out by the Russian hackers.
Hackers Malware Attack Leaves The Ukraine at Dark
Last week, in Ukraine, the computer three energy providers have infested malware, leaving no energy most of the homes in the region of Ivano-Frankish.
The news from Ukraine confirms that the interruption was caused by an energy malware that has haunted the computer systems of organizations dispensing, as found by the security firm iSIGHT Partners responsible for making a report on the incident.
On the other hand, Russia said Ukrainian officials are trying to blame the blackout occur periodically well-known Russian network sector body, and to win the sympathy of the international media. Security Service of Ukraine (the SSU) recently issued a related statement, but after that immediately shut down its Web site for up to one day old.
The world’s first period of war appears a real network attack. This is, in fact, the world’s first real cyber attacks occur during a war – although not part of the formal first time since the Russian side (still) do not admit their participation in this activity.
If these investigations confirm the presence of malware in the computer systems, it would be the first ever attempt to attack to a power source ; “In the past attempts were made of attacks on oil companies, but never attempts to darkening of entire regions,” said John Hultquist , head of the company’s cyber intelligence iSIGHT.
Given the growing importance assumed by the electronic devices in recent years, the ability to obscure the power sources could be a very dangerous weapon in the possession of hackers as well as a completely new way and never beaten before.