Malware Attack on Ukrainian airport comes from Russia ‘

Jan

19

2016

A spokesman for the Ukrainian army has told Reuters that a malware attack at the airport of Kiev came from Russia. The malware would resemble the Black Energy malware, which was previously used in the attacks on power plants.

The spokesman late to Reuters that the server that is used for the attacks in Russia state. The malware attack was aimed at the network’s Boryspil airport, which is also the air traffic control system is a part. There would be no harm done, because the malware was detected at an early stage. Ukrainian CERT warned of further attacks and recommended all system administrators to ‘keep log files and information traffic in the holes.

There were indications that the malware used is similar to the Black Energy malware, which was used in December to three power plants in Ukraine switch. According to a recent report from security firm iSight these attacks were carried out by a group known as the ‘Sand Worm. This group would show more interest in all critical infrastructure systems, both in the US and in Europe. Another study at the time stated that the power plants were turned off not as a direct result of the commitment of malware, but that the attack consisted of several parts.

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