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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1901 Ukraine's power outage was a cyber attack: Ukrenergo
A power blackout in Ukraine's capital Kiev last month was caused by a cyber attack and investigators are trying to trace other potentially infected computers and establish the source of the breach, utility Ukrenergo told Reuters on Wednesday.

When the lights went out in northern Kiev on Dec. 17-18, power supplier Ukrenergo suspected a cyber attack and hired investigators to help it determine the cause following a series of breaches across Ukraine.

Preliminary findings indicate that workstations and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, linked to the 330 kilowatt sub-station "North", were influenced by external sources outside normal parameters, Ukrenergo said in comments emailed to Reuters.

"The analysis of the impact of symptoms on the initial data of these systems indicates a premeditated and multi-level invasion," Ukrenergo said.
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#1901 Ukraine's power outage was a cyber attack: Ukrenergo
#1900 GCHQ encourages teenage girls to become cybersecurity professionals of the future
#1899 Project Zero finds XSS bug in auto-installed Adobe Acrobat Chrome extension
#1898 Uncovering the inner workings of EyePyramid
#1897 Oracle's monster security update: 270 fixes and over 100 remotely exploitable flaws
#1896 Newly discovered Mac malware found in the wild also works well on Linux
#1895 EITest nabbing Chrome ssers with a “Chrome Font” social engineering scheme
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