Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Stuxnet-Like Malware from Russia

Security researchers confirmed on Monday that a vicious new cyberattack has compromised the computer systems of over 1,000 organizations in 84 countries. Dubbed "Energetic Bear," the Stuxnet-like malware is largely targeting energy and utility companies.[…]

Symantec says that the attackers—who they call Dragonfly—is almost certainly "based in eastern Europe and has all the markings of being state-sponsored."

Markers in the malware, like timestamps and Cyrillic, suggest that it originated in Russia.
If the cyberattack came from Russia, one must wonder if Edward Snowden had a hand in it.

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