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Got "Russia = BadGuys" Fatigue Yet? They Just Phished a Nuclear Site

A report from the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security warns of malware attacks targeting mainly nuclear power stations, and energy facilities. The attacks started May this year.
 
These attacks are getting an amber rating, the second highest level, and this far look like "credential spear phishing" attacks trying to get to map infiltrated networks. The attackers targeted employees at the organizations through phony resumes with embedded malware and watering hole attacks.

 

Bloomberg reported that: "The chief suspect is Russia, according to three people familiar with the continuing effort to eject the hackers from the computer networks. One of those networks belongs to an aging nuclear generating facility known as Wolf Creek -- owned by Westar Energy Inc., Great Plains Energy Inc. and Kansas Electric Power Cooperative Inc. -- on a lake shore near Burlington, Kansas.

The possibility of a Russia connection is particularly worrisome, former and current officials say, because Russian hackers have previously taken down parts of the electrical grid in Ukraine and appear to be testing increasingly advanced tools to disrupt power supplies." More data and live interview at Bloomberg



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