- – Attack ‘bears the hallmarks of a state-sponsored operation’
- – Timestamps show hackers based in Eastern Europe
- – Malware has now been identified and can be removed
Over 1,000 energy firms were infected with a sophisticated cyber weapon that gave hackers access to power plant control systems, it has been revealed.
Called ‘Energetic Bear’, the malware was unmasked by security firm Symantec.
It said the software allows operators to monitor energy consumption in real time – and to cripple physical systems such as wind turbines, gas pipelines and power plants at the click of a mouse. Continue reading