Hackers Behind the Ukrainian Blackout – Are Industrialized Nations Vulnerable to Such Cyberattacks?

It looks like hackers have been exploring new avenues. While we thought hacking was limited to devices like the computer, phones and tablets, hackers ingeniously attacked electrical substations killing electricity to almost 700,000 homes in Ukraine.

On December 23rd Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk region saw the first blackout of its kind. The blackout was created by hackers who used malware to disconnect the substations leading to an outage. Researchers from the security firm iSIGHT Partners informed that they have obtained samples of ...

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