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Spying malware leaves countries’ energy grids open to attack

01
Jul
2014

Cyberwarfare campaigns against Western energy grids arent just the stuff of action movies these days — theyre very, very real. Symantec has discovered a likely state-sponsored hacking group, nicknamed Dragonfly, that has been using phishing sites and trojans to compromise energy suppliers in the US and several other countries. Unlike targeted, destruction-focused malware like Stuxnet, this appears to be a broader spying effort bent on collecting information about national infrastructure.

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