ESET researchers discover sophisticated and dangerous malware

13 June 2017

ESET researchers have discovered the biggest threat to industrial control systems since Stuxnet, Industroyer Industroyer is a sophisticated and extremely dangerous malware designed to disrupt critical industrial processes.

ESET researchers analysed samples of the malware, detected by ESET as Win32/Industroyer, capable of performing an attack on power supply infrastructure. The malware was most probably involved in the December 2016 attack on Ukraine’s power grid that deprived part of its capital, Kiev, of power for an hour.

“The recent attack on the Ukrainian power grid should serve as a wake-up call for all those responsible for the security of critical systems around the world,” warns Carey van Vlaanderen, ESET South Africa CEO.

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Source - MyZOL Staff Writer