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Telephonic DoS a smokescreen for cyberattack on Ukrainian utility

Maria Korolov | Jan. 26, 2016
The late December telephonic denial-of-service attack against a Ukrainian power company was a smokescreen.

In addition to flooding the call centers to prevent customers from being able to report outages, the attackers also used malware to infect production SCADA systems and infected workstations and servers.

"This incident is a milestone because it is the first major cyber attack to substantially affect the civilian population," wrote John Hultquist, director of cyber espionage analysis at iSIGHT Partners in a recent post.

 

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