Who would have guessed that a nation could be outrightly pointed out on such a bad note as this? Must have taken a lot for America to stake claim against Russia. It’s that deep
Russia Goes For American Utilities
According to TechNews World, the story holds that Russian hackers have been trying to take over US Utilities. The news outlet says that the “attacks were launched last year by threat actors”. Under the names DragonFly or Energetic Bear.
The Russian hackers have been using phishing and waterhole traps to obtain information. What this means is getting information from unaware email users – by requesting for sensitive information from them without their suspicion. Hence, the reason why we’ve been told to be careful while sharing personal information online to unknown persons. And even if you think you know them, be careful. It’s not just happening in the USA.
This is what Rohyt Belani, CEO of Cofense, a maker of antiphishing solutions, based in Leesburg, Virginia had to say. He said “We’ve seen phishing and spearphishing used against energy and utility companies by foreign actors for more than decade.”
And these Utilities mean such things as Electrical Power Supply, and so on. Nevertheless, not every expert in utilities and cyber security think that there is anything to panic about.