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The Deputy Minister of energy of the USA: Russian hackers brought down the power grid of Ukraine

A senior representative of the American government thinks that the hacker attack on the power grid of Ukraine are Russian hackers, handed over to CNN.

Deputy Minister of energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall said this at a meeting with representatives of the energy industry.

Previously, U.S. intelligence agencies said that they did not have the evidence to accurately assign responsibility for the hacking attack on Ukraine by Russian hackers.

Large-scale failure in the electricity supply occurred in Ukraine on December 23. SBU has accused Russia in the organization of hacker attacks on the Ukrainian power grid.

We will remind, experts of the company ESET, which specializes in the production of antivirus software, came to the conclusion that the reason for the power cut 700 thousands of homes in Ukraine is Trojan BlackEnergy.

This malware, discovered in networks, «Prykarpattyaoblenergo» also was used in the attack against power plants in the U.S. in 2014.




The Deputy Minister of energy of the USA: Russian hackers brought down the power grid of Ukraine 12.02.2016

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