Power Blackout in Ukraine Tied to Malware Attack

 

A Ukrainian news outlet has reported a recent power blackout that affected 1.4 million members of the population.  Half of all homes in the western region of the country were left without power for a few hours.  Investigators believe that the outage was the first time that malware has been used to facilitate a large-scale power disruption.   The “hacker attack” involved remote access to industrial control systems at a local energy supplier called Prykarpattyaoblenergo.