Russian Cyberattack Targets Water and Gas Utility Meter Manufacturer in Ukraine

January 30, 2024

INCIDENT

Illia Vitiuk, head of the cyber department at the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), when asked in an interview for a recent example of attacks Russia has carried out during the war, gave a previously undisclosed real-world example. He said Russia targeted a water and gas utility meter manufacturer in a supply chain attack. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) was able to stop the supply chain attack from real-world consequences.

SBU went on to explain this was targeted at telemetry equipment that could see and measure the consumption of water or gas. They penetrated the company as a new update was about to come out. With this update, they wanted to penetrate these systems [a kind of supply chain hack similar to the SolarWinds hack in 2019].

Incident Date

August 1, 2023

Location

Ukraine

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Victims

No victims identified

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified