Russian Hackers Target Water System And Power Grids, Says The FBI

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In recent times, United States and Russia are not seeing eye to eye with each other over numerous matter. We regularly see one person or the other speaking against each other these days, including leaders from both countries and there obviously seem to be a reason for this hatred.

The White House has previously tried to blame Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential elections. Now, the US says that the Russian hackers are targeting water systems, power grids, and other important infrastructure. The government has directly blamed the Russian government for what it is said to be an ‘ongoing campaign of cyberattacks.’

On March 15, a security alert was published from the US which stated that a group of hackers associated with the Russian government is targeting sectors that may hinder the day to day necessities of the United States. The initial attacks took place in March 2016, and the sectors targeted since then include aviation, energy, nuclear, manufacturing, and water.

According to the alert published by the Department of Homeland Security and FBI, it is believed that “multi-stage intrusion campaign by Russian government cyber actors” has targeted small commercial facilities “where they staged malware, conducted spear phishing, and gained remote access into energy sector networks.”

Source:

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/15/politics/dhs-fbi-russia-power-grid/index.html

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