Russian Hackers Sandworm Cause Power Outage in Ukraine Amidst Missile Strikes

Sandworm, a notorious Russian hacker, targeted an electrical substation in Ukraine last year, causing a brief power outage in October 2022.

According to Google’s Mandiant, the hack was a “multi-event cyber attack” that used a novel technique to impact industrial control systems (ICS).

The actor “first used OT-level living-off-the-land (LotL) techniques to likely trip the victim’s substation circuit breakers, resulting in an unplanned power outage that coincided with mass missile strikes on critical infrastructure across Ukraine,” according to the company. Sandworm then carried out a second disruptive event in the victim’s IT environment by deploying read more Russian Hackers Sandworm Cause Power Outage in Ukraine Amidst Missile Strikes.

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