Researches about Ukraine

The cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid is a warning of what’s to come

The Conversation

Steag/VGB Power Tech GmbH, CC BY-SAWhen more than 100,000 people in and around the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk were left without power for six hours, the Ukrainian energy ministry accused Russia of launching a cyberattack on the country’s national energy grid.

Now reports released by security researchers from the SANS Industrial Control Systems team and the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team confirm their belief that a cyberattack was responsible for the power cut, making the incident one of the first significant, publicly reported cyberattacks on civil infrastructure.

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Source: The Conversation

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