Ukraine Says It Stopped a VPNFilter Attack on a Chlorine Distillation Station

The Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU) said today it stopped a cyber-attack with the VPNFilter malware on a chlorine distillation plant in the village of Aulska, in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

“The continuation of the cyberattack could have led to a breakdown of technological processes and possible crash,” the SBU said today in a press release in which it accused Russia of operating the malware and launching the attack. No other technical details were included in the SBU announcement in regards to how the cyber-attack unfolded.

Read more about the cyber attack with VPNFilter, a malware strain that targets a large number of router models, on BleepingComputer.