Someone has been hacking into US power stations
A new Symantec report details a sustained and sophisticated campaign to hack into more than 20 power stations in the United States and elsewhere. Dubbed “Dragonfly,” the campaign has been active in some form since 2011, but Symantec identifies a surge in activity beginning in late 2015 and continuing through the present. Dozens of utilities were targeted in the spring and summer of this year, including many in the US.
First reported by Wired, the latest round of attacks is more invasive, taking control of many of the systems rather than simply exploring them. “The group now potentially has the ability to sabotage or gain control of these systems should it decide to do so,” Symantec researchers wrote in the report.
The group’s ultimate…