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March 15, 2018

Cybersecurity firm says North Korean hackers may be targeting utilities

  • Industry
  • Energy

Utility Dive – Cybersecurity firm Dragos has seen a rise in targeted attempts to infiltrate utility systems, according to a report in The Daily Beast. The group behind them, "Covellite," may be linked to North Korea.

Dragos' review of 2017 also notes hackers are getting more sophisticated and more dangerous to industry, with malware increasingly being used to target industrial control systems — with limited success so far.

Last year, Dragos tracked 163 vulnerability advisories with an industrial control system (ICS) impact. The majority of these, however, could only be taken advantage of if the hacker had access to plant control systems.

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