No big deal… Kremlin hackers ‘jumped air-gapped networks’ to pwn US power utilities


The US Department of Homeland Security is once again accusing Russian government hackers of penetrating America’s critical infrastructure.

Uncle Sam’s finest reckon Moscow’s agents managed to infiltrate computers networks within US electric utilities – to the point where the miscreants could have virtually pressed the off switch in control rooms, yanked the plug on the Yanks, and plunged America into darkness.

The hackers, dubbed Dragonfly and Energetic Bear, struck in the spring of 2016, and continued throughout 2017 and into 2018, even invading air-gapped networks, it is claimed.

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Source: The Register