Russian Cyber Attack on U.S. Critical Infrastructure

America’s power grids, nuclear plants and oil pipelines and many others important critical utilities have been targeted by Russian hackers.

According ABC news hackers using a Trojan Horse called Black Energy which infected systems years ago but has not been activated and only recently discovered.

Cyber attack by using Black Energy could allow the attacker to use the internet to shut down a generator, wind turbines, nuclear plants, water treatment plants.

According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Black Energy is the same malware that was used by a Russian cyber-espionage group dubbed “Sandworm” to target NATO and some energy and telecommunications companies in Europe earlier this year.