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Russian Hackers Sandworm Cause Power Outage in Ukraine Amidst Missile Strikes

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Nov
2023
Russian Hackers Sandworm Cause Power Outage in Ukraine Amidst Missile Strikes

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The notorious Russian hackers known as Sandworm targeted an electrical substation in Ukraine last year, causing a brief power outage in October 2022.

The findings come from Google’s Mandiant, which described the hack as a “multi-event cyber attack” leveraging a novel technique for impacting industrial control systems (ICS).

“The actor first used OT-level living-off-the-land (LotL) techniques to likely trip the victim’s substation circuit breakers, causing an unplanned power outage that coincided with mass missile strikes on critical infrastructure across Ukraine,” the company said.

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