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How to hack Ukraine’s infrastructure, a car wash, anything

How to hack Ukraine’s infrastructure, a car wash, anything

Written by on August 1, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It turns out that the much publicised hack of Ukraine’s infrastructure was more about human behaviour as ancient IT. In fact, more so. The head of Microsoft went to work on the problem and started in the President’s office. He found that every computer had the same login and password (let’s guess at ‘President’ and […]

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Not again: Ukraine scrambles to contain yet another global cyber threat

Not again: Ukraine scrambles to contain yet another global cyber threat

Written by on July 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian software firm used to launch last week’s global cyber attack warned on Wednesday that all computers sharing a network with its infected accounting software had been compromised by hackers. The attack used a virus, dubbed “NotPetya” by some experts, to take down thousands of computers in dozens of countries, disrupting […]

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Ukraine power grid hack more widespread than we thought

Ukraine power grid hack more widespread than we thought

Written by on January 27, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

KIEV (Reuters) – Hackers were able to attack four sections of Ukraine’s power grid with malware late last year because of basic security lapses and they could take down other industrial facilities at any time, a consultant to government investigators said. Three power cuts reported in separate areas of western and central Ukraine in late […]

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USA assisting Ukraine investigate power grid hack

USA assisting Ukraine investigate power grid hack

Written by on January 13, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday it was helping Ukraine investigate an apparent attack last month on the country’s power grid that caused a blackout for 80,000 customers. Experts have widely described the Dec. 23 incident at western Ukraine’s Prykarpattyaoblenergo utility as the first known power outage caused by […]

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Analysis – how hackers cut power in Ukraine

Analysis – how hackers cut power in Ukraine

Written by on January 11, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Hackers likely caused a Dec. 23 electricity outage in Ukraine by remotely switching breakers to cut power, after installing malware to prevent technicians from detecting the attack, according to a report analyzing how the incident unfolded. The report from Washington-based SANS ICS was released late on Saturday, providing the first detailed analysis of […]

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