Critical infrastructure: Under cyberattack for longer than you might think

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

Industroyer2: Industroyer reloaded

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

Prime targets: Governments shouldn’t go it alone on cybersecurity

A year into the pandemic, ESET reveals new research into activities of the LuckyMouse APT group and considers how governments can rise to the cybersecurity challenges of the accelerated shift to digital. Earlier this year, a well-known APT group dubbed LuckyMouse (aka Emissary Panda, APT27) began exploiting several zero-day Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities. Its end goal? … More Prime targets: Governments shouldn’t go it alone on cybersecurity

New wave of cyberattacks against Ukrainian power industry

The cyberattacks against the Ukrainian electric power industry continue. Background information on this story can be found in our recent publications: BlackEnergy trojan strikes again: Attacks Ukrainian electric power industry BlackEnergy by the SSHBearDoor: attacks against Ukrainian news media and electric industry BlackEnergy and the Ukrainian power outage: What we really know Yesterday (January 19th) … More New wave of cyberattacks against Ukrainian power industry