Russian cyber activity against critical infrastructure – what’s new?

July 25, 2018
The Russians planted malware in our electric grids in at least the October 2014 timeframe.  What’s new and why the disclosures now? 

The Russians planted malware in our electric grids in at least the October 2014 timeframe. In the mid- 2015 time frame, DHS berated industry for connecting control systems to the Internet and stating that is how the attackers got access. I believe the malware attacks against US critical infrastructure can be traced back years further as were Chinese intrusions. Since there are no NERC CIP requirements to remove malware, there is a good chance the malware is still there. What’s new and why the disclosures now?

Joe Weiss

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