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Hackers used malware to confuse utility in Ukraine outage – report


An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code on a man holding a laptop computer, in an office in Warsaw June 24, 2013.REUTERS/KACPER PEMPEL
Hackers likely caused a Dec. 23 electricity outage in Ukraine by remotely switching breakers to cut power, after installing malware to prevent technicians from detecting the attack, according to a report analyzing how the incident unfolded.
The report from Washington-based SANS ICS was released late on Saturday, providing the first detailed analysis of what caused a six-hour outage for some 80,000 customers of Western Ukraine’s Prykarpattyaoblenergo utility.
SANS ICS, which advises infrastructure operators on combating cyber attacks, also …read more

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