Five years ago, ESET researchers released their analysis of the first ever malware that was designed specifically to attack power grids. On June 12th 2017, ESET researchers published their findings about unique malware that was capable of causing a widespread blackout. Industroyer, as they named it, was the first known piece of malware that was developed specifically to … More Industroyer: A cyber‑weapon that brought down a power grid
Lessons from history and recent attacks on critical infrastructure throw into sharp relief the need to better safeguard our essential systems and services. Just days ago, Ukraine’s power grid came under attack as the Sandworm group attempted to deploy a piece of malware called Industroyer2 against the operations of an energy supplier in the country. Industroyer2, uncovered during … More Critical infrastructure: Under cyberattack for longer than you might think
This ICS-capable malware targets a Ukrainian energy company. Executive summary The blogpost presents the analysis of a cyberattack against a Ukrainian energy provider. Key points: ESET researchers collaborated with CERT-UA to analyze the attack against the Ukrainian energy company The destructive actions were scheduled for 2022-04-08 but artefacts suggest that the attack had been planned … More Industroyer2: Industroyer reloaded
The Exaramel backdoor, discovered by ESET in 2018, resurfaces in a campaign hitting companies that use an outdated version of a popular IT monitoring tool. France’s national cybersecurity agency ANSSI has disclosed details about an intrusion campaign targeting IT services firms that run the Centreon IT resource monitoring tool. The attacks are thought to have stayed under … More Attacks targeting IT firms stir concern, controversy
Do you know how attacks on national critical systems could also represent a threat to your business? The concept that cyber criminals can take out power grids or disrupt transport networks may once have been a movie script rather than news headlines. Yet in the last few years we’ve seen continued attacks on power grids … More How can critical infrastructure be targeted by malware?