Watch out: Cyber attackers are taking their threats offline. According to a news report from Google-owned security company Mandian, attackers from the Russian military hacking group Sandworm briefly shut off power to a Ukrainian city. This marks Russian hackers’ third cyber attack against Ukraine in nine years that went beyond digital damage.
But Ukraine isn’t the only country in danger; as these attackers grow smarter, they’re able to target more countries, including US infrastructure. This proves that bad actors can reach our most vulnerable systems — even from afar. A converged solution enables utility organizations to detect, mitigate and even prevent complex cyber-physical threats in real time. Discover more preventative guidelines in this recent article from Ampere Industrial Security.