Experts On U.S. Sanctions Russian Research Institution Linked To Cyberattacks On Chemical Plant Safety Systems

The Trump administration on Friday sanctioned a Russian government research institution it said was responsible for cyberattacks on the critical infrastructure of U.S. allies in the Middle East, the latest in a flurry of warnings this week about threats posed by Russian hackers. The Treasury Department blamed Russia for deploying a powerful malware known as Triton against industrial control systems that plants and factories use to initiate emergency shutdown procedures.

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