EUobserver: Russia-linked hackers target electricity firms

17:58, 07 September 2017

A hacker group with alleged links to Russia has been trying to infiltrate European and U.S. energy firms over the past two years with the aim of being able to cause electricity blackouts, according to EUobserver, which cites a report by U.S. software company Symantec.


The Dragonfly group sent malware to U.S., Swiss, and Turkish firms, EUobserver said.

Symantec did not say who was behind Dragonfly, but the FBI previously said it was Russian intelligence.

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