Hackers penetrated at energy companies of Europe and USA’

Hackers penetrated at energy companies of Europe and USA’

Hackers would repeatedly successful are invaded by energy companies in the United States and Europe.

That report beveiligingsonderzoeker Symantec, according to Reuters. The attacks were from the end of 2015 carried out, presumably by a computer hacker group affiliated with a government. The affected companies are located in the United States, Turkey and Switzerland.

The hackers are invaded by malware through targeted e-mail campaigns to send to employees. The infected computers include backdoors, allowing the attackers access to the system.

Symantec advises to remove malware and login information to change. The computer hacker group has through the malware namely passwords and user names stolen.

Core systems

In a number of the hacks would successfully have invaded the core systems of energy companies, say the researchers.

The hackers would the energy supply in a region can turn it off, or can the system that the power management monitors power off.


According to the researchers, do the attacks thinking to hacks of the computer hacker group Dragonfly. This collective has reportedly been attacks carried out on behalf of the Russian government. When the hacks of the energy companies would also be Russian code are found.

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