CosmicEnergy malware poses ‘plausible threat’ to electric grids, researchers warn
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The discovery of new malware targeting electricity networks — similar to that used to knock out Kyiv’s power supply in 2016 — shows “the barriers to entry are lowering” for industrial attacks, researchers say.

Threat research group Mandiant identified the new malware, which it calls CosmicEnergy, when the code was uploaded to a public malware scanning utility in December 2021.


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