‘Crash Override’ malware heightens fears for US electric grid

To Inform is to Influence

Years ago I was involved with a study of a national electrical grid, but not in the US. The ease that the network could be remotely accessed alarmed me, the liquidity and ease of communications through and around the system was incredible, and the vast amount of indifference to protecting such a system terrified me beyond belief.  

I trained at a US facility, first, and took a look at many US facilities.  I’ve stayed current with policy, practices, and techniques, and this is good to read. 

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The identification of malware tied to a cyberattack on Ukraine last year is putting a renewed focus on threats to America’s electric grid.

Security firms ESET and Dragos revealed the malware, dubbed “Crash Override” or “Industroyer,” this week. According to the researchers, the malware is only the second to be tailored to industrial control systems…

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