Image: iSIGHT'Hacker-Attackers'The hacking group known and identified as 'SandWorm' is a hacking team based out of Russia, and is the first hacking group to have ever successfully carried out a categorically targeted cyber-attack on critical infrastructure, an electrical grid, leaving many without power in western Ukraine. While breaches and attempts have been made in the past by different 'hacker attackers' in China, North Korea, Iran, and even previously in Russia, this team was the first to succeed. This group has had a history of targeted, attempted malware attacks similar to the ICS controlled attack on Ukraine's Prykarpattyaoblenergo energy grid in December 2015. The name 'SandWorm' was decoded as signatures in URLs from the attackers’ command-and-control servers. It originates from the science-fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert. In the novel, the sand-worm creatures are worshipped as gods on the planet Arrakis and all others are sublime…
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