December 30, 2016: Cyberattack Source of Widespread Electricity Cuts Across Istanbul
Sources from the Energy Ministry claim that a major cyberattack is the source of the widespread electricity cuts across Istanbul in recent days, according to reports in the Turkish media. “Many infiltration attempts to the systems controlling our transmission and electricity producing lines were determined and prevented. The infiltration attempts are indicators of a major sabotage preparation against Turkey’s national electricity network,” a senior anonymous source said, as quoted by state-run Anadolu Agency. Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said a comprehensive investigation has been launched to figure out the real reasons behind the electricity cuts in a trip to the northwestern province of Kocaeli, which is the main center of the breakdowns.
January 1, 2008: Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline explosion
WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.
June 9, 2020: Honda Manufacturing Attack
A ransomware attack took down portions of Honda Motor Co. this week, locking up systems and halting vital manufacturing operations in several countries.