Unknown Actor Targets South African Power Generator
Researchers have uncovered a suspected cyberattack targeting a power generator in southern Africa with a new variant of the SystemBC malware. The attack was carried out by an unknown hacker group in March of this year, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. The hackers used a Cobalt Strike tool and DroxiDat — a new variant of the SystemBC payload — to profile compromised systems and establish remote connections on the electric utility.
No ransomware was delivered to the organization, however.
March 8, 2023
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