Malware in Ukraine SCADA Cyber Attack Threatens European, U.S. Electric Grids

Malware capable of causing power outages of up to a few days by ordering industrial computers to shut down electricity transmission has been discovered in portions of European grids, according to Slovakian security software maker ESET and U.S. critical-infrastructure security firm Dragos. The malware sample referred to as Crash Override or Industroyer has been linked to Russian government associated hackers and was likely used in the December 2016 Ukraine power cyber attack and could be leveraged against the U.S. with modifications.

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