BlackEnergy Malware being used in Other Sectors

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 16, 2016 10:00 pm PST

Researchers  have discovered that hackers have evolved the Black Energy Malware to infiltrate other sectors. It was first seen when hackers used BlackEnergy to take down the Ukrainian Power grid affecking more than 1 million Ukrainians. Now Trend Micro is reporting that the malware have also been found along with KillDisk in a Ukrainian mining operation and railway system. Tim Erlin, director of IT security and risk strategy at Tripwire have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Tim Erlin, Director of Security and Product Management at Tripwire :

“Industrial control systems aren’t limited to the energy sector, so it should be no surprise that BlackEnergy can and has been used in other industries. We may find that 2016 is the year of Industrial Control Systems for cybersecurity.

Attribution has always been tricky business in cybersecurity, but it’s clear that the BlackEnergy has expanded its footprint as a tool, whether the actors behind it are the same or not.

If your business has an industrial control system footprint, whether you’re in manufacturing, transportation or energy, now is the time to evaluate how you’re securing that environment.”[/su_note]

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