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Russia-linked BlackEnergy backed new cyber attacks on Ukraine’s state bodies

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) uncovered a new targeted attack launched by BlackEnergyAPT on the IT systems of Ukrainian government entities. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) uncovered a new targeted attack on the information and telecommunication systems of Ukrainian government entities. The SBU attributed the attack to the BlackEnergy Russia-linked APT group.

“The Security Service of Ukraine has received more evidence of the aggressive actions of Russian intelligence services against Ukraine in cyberspace using a controlled hacker group responsible for carrying out cyberattacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure facilities during 2015-2017, known as BlackEnergy and NotPetya,” reads the SBU’s press release.

BlackEnergymade the headlines as the responsible for the massivepower outagethat occurred in Ukraine in December 2015.

The BlackEnergy malware is a threat improved to target SCADA systems, some variants include theKillDiskcomponent developed to wipe the...(continued)

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