Industroyer Malware Targets Electrical Grid

By MDL on June 16, 2017

Two cybersecurity firms warn that the powerful malware known as Industroyer or Crash Override that may have taken down the Ukranian power grid in 2016 could be modified to disrupt critical infrastructure elsewhere.

The Department of Homeland Security corroborates the warnings and is conducting further investigation. DHS says it has seen no evidence suggesting that the US power grid has been compromised by Industroyer.

For more details on Industroyer/ Crash Override, read our ICS post on the topic.

Selected Articles:

Reuters, Cyber firms warn of malware that could cause power outages. 

AFP, Potent malware targets electricity systems. 

SecurityWeek, Industroyer’ ICS Malware Linked to Ukraine Power Grid Attack. 

SC Magazine, Industroyer can knock out power grid, ESET. 

The Hacker News, Dangerous Malware Discovered that Can Take Down Electric Power Grids.