Energy (Includes Power and Utilities)

July 2, 2021: AL Utility Hit In Ransomware Attack

A ransomware attack hit Wiregrass Electric Cooperative (WEC) in Hartford, Alabama, this weekend, officials said. However, there was no compromise of data. In addition, this attack was not connected to the Kaseya supply-chain attack.

May 14, 2021: South Korea’s Atomic Agency Suffers Hack Attack

The intrusion took place in May by what is believed to be an attack group operating out of North Korea, said a KAERI spokesperson. The incident occurred May 14 and the attackers got in through a vulnerability in a virtual private network (VPN) server. KAERI is the government organization that conducts research on nuclear power and nuclear fuel technology.

March 16, 2021: Data Leak At New England Energy Supplier, Eversource

New England’s energy provider Eversource suffered a data leak in March that compromised the personal information of thousands of customers.
Eversource Energy, which provides service to 4.3 million electricity, natural gas and water users, sent across notifications to its customers to notify them about the breach.

October 29, 2019: India Nuke Hit By Malware

A day after officials at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu, India, denied a cyberattack on its systems, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), the administrative governing body for nuclear power plants in the country, said “malware” was in one of their systems.
The NPCIL said Wednesday only an administrative system was infected by malware and the plant’s control systems were not affected. But others are saying there was domain controller level access achieved and mission critical targets hit.

January 1, 2003: Power Industry Slammer #1

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.

January 1, 2001: Hackers Target Cal – ISO System

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.

January 1, 2001: Utility SCADA System Attacked

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.

January 1, 1999: Y2K Test Crashes Reactor Computer

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.

January 1, 1999: Power Outages and Other Service Interruptions

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.

January 1, 1998: Hackers Attack NZ & Aust for Joining Gulf Taskforce

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.

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