Cybersecurity: BlackEnergy Malware Threatens Energy Infrastructure

Posted November 11, 2014 at 9:11am

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “A malicious software dubbed BlackEnergy has intrigued and frightened cybersecurity experts, in part because of its intent and in part because of its origin.”  

“BlackEnergy is designed to target critical energy infrastructure and is believed to have originated with Russian government-sponsored hackers.”  

“The Department of Homeland Security’s Oct. 29 cyberthreat alert was, unfortunately, business as usual for many of the nation’s companies. However, with the potential attack on water, electricity and other features of the nation’s critical infrastructure linked to Russian cyber criminals, security practices within private companies have become the public’s business.”