energy sector

Pierluigi Paganini May 17, 2023
Monitoring the dark web to identify threats to energy sector organizations

Searchlight Cyber researchers warn of threat actors that are offering on the dark web access to energy sector organizations. Dark web intelligence firm Searchlight Cyber published a report that analyzes how threat actors in the dark web prepare their malicious operations against energy organizations. The threat actors use the hidden part of the web to […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 05, 2023
CISA JCDC Will Focus on Energy Sector

The CISA ‘s Joint Cyber Defense Collective (JCDC) initiative is going to build operation plans for protecting and responding to cyber threats. What comes to mind when you think of cyber criminals? Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a variety of answers. For some, a cyber criminal matches some of the Hollywood tropes: a […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
We are not prepared for a cyber attack on Western energy infrastructure

The NSA veteran Chief General Keith Alexander fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure and warned that we are not prepared for that. Security experts are warning companies in the energy industry of possible cyber attacks and Western plants are more exposed to the cyber threats. Electric grids, oil refineries and power plants are the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2015
Energy Sector – Presented the Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance

The US Energy Department issued the guidance “Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance” for organizations operating in the industry. The Energy industry is constantly under attack, the number of hacking campaigns that are targeting the sector is increasing exponentially. Energy companies and utilities have to adopt a proper cyber security posture in order to mitigate the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 27, 2013
Subcontractors are for hackers the weakest link in security chain

Hackers use to target subcontractors to hit big enterprises due the poor level of security they offer, in the energy sector this trend is very concerning. Let’s follow the discussion on the hacking world and the way hackers impact business with their activities. We discussed about the role of hackers for companies and their employment […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 24, 2013
Anonymous and state-sponsored hackers threaten energy sector

The energy sector is threaten with increasing frequency by hacktivists, state-sponsored hackers and cybercriminals… The number of cyber attacks against energy sector is increased creating great concerns within the security community. Oil and gas firms are subject to continuous offensives moved by hacktivists and state-sponsored attacks, their activities are crucial for any country and due this reason are considered privileged targets. […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 27, 2012
Cyber espionage on energy sector,Chinese hackers are not the only

Since last month a new campaign of cyber attacks have hit the Energy sector, all is started with the incidents to Saudi Aramco and RasGas companies, in both cases a malware infected internal networks without impacting on the production systems. Due the nature of the targets, the mode of attack and the specific malware behavior […]