Pierluigi Paganini October 15, 2018
Russia-linked BlackEnergy backed new cyber attacks on Ukraine’s state bodies

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) uncovered a new targeted attack launched by BlackEnergy APT on the IT systems of Ukrainian government entities. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) uncovered a new targeted attack on the information and telecommunication systems of Ukrainian government entities. The SBU attributed the attack to the BlackEnergy Russia-linked APT group. “The […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 11, 2018
Exaramel Malware Links Industroyer ICS malware and NotPetya wiper

ESET researchers have spotted a new strain of malware tracked as Exaramel that links the dreaded not Petya wiper to the Industroyer ICS malware. A few months ago, researchers from ESET discovered a new piece of malware that further demonstrates the existence of a link between Industroyer and the NotPetya wiper. In June 2017, researchers at antivirus firm ESET […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2018
Trend Micro spotted a new variant of KillDisk wiper in Latin America

In May, experts at Trend Micro observed a new sample of KillDisk in Latin America, the malware infected the systems of a bank. A new piece of the KillDisk wiper was observed spotted earlier this year targeting financial organizations in Latin America, Trend Micro reports. The destructive malware was involved in the attacks against Ukraine’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 28, 2017
Malware experts at ESET released a free tool for ICS Malware analysis

Security experts from ESET that spotted the Industroyer malware used against Ukraine’s power grid released a free tool for ICS Malware analysis ESET researchers Robert Lipovsky and Anton Cherepanov have released a free tool for the analysis of ICS malware. The security duo is the same that discovered the CrashOverride/Industroyer malware that targeted the Ukraine’s power […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 12, 2017
Experts spotted Industroyer ICS Malware and linked it to Ukraine Power Outage

Researchers at antivirus firm ESET have discovered a new strain of malware, dubbed Industroyer, that appears to have been designed to target power grids. The experts published a detailed analysis of the malware, they speculated the malicious code has been involved in the December 2016 attack on an electrical substation in Ukraine. “Win32/Industroyer is a sophisticated piece […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 25, 2017
Malware posing as Siemens PLC application is targeting ICS worldwide

Findings of the MIMICS project conducted by Dragos Threat Operations Center show a malware posing as Siemens PLC application is targeting ICS worldwide. After the disclosure of the Stuxnet case, the security industry started looking at ICS malware with increasing attention. A malware that infects an industrial control system could cause serious damages and put in danger human lives. […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2017
Ukraine blames Russia for new cyber attacks on its infrastructure

Ukraine blames Russia for a new wave of cyber attacks on its infrastructure, including the power grid and financial system. This week Ukraine accused Russia of cyber attacks against its critical infrastructure, including power grid and financial systems. State-sponsored hackers used a new strain of malware that targets industrial processes, the malicious code looked like it was designed by […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2017
2016 Christmas Ukraine power outage was caused by hackers

Ukrenergo confirmed that preliminary results of its investigation showed that the Ukraine power outage that occurred in December was caused by hackers. In December 2016, the Government Ukraine energy company Ukrenergo suffered a severe power outage that affected the ”North” substation at Pivnichna. The incident caused blackouts in the city of Kyiv and neighboring regions. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2016
BlackEnergy hackers, now TeleBots, target Ukrainian banks

The BlackEnergy hacker group that targeted the Ukrainian grid one year ago, now identified as TeleBots, are targeting Ukrainian banks. The BlackEnergy hacker group that targeted the Ukrainian grid one year ago causing a power outage in the country are now targeting Ukrainian banks. The Ukrainian government accused Russia of being involved in the attack, […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 13, 2016
Experts found a government malware on the Dark Web

Experts have made a disconcerting discovery on the Dark Web, they have found a sophisticated government malware that could be used to target Energy Grids. We have discussed several times about the militarization of the cyberspace and the risks that a government malware goes out of control, what about is a powerful hacking tool is […]