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LookBack Malware Targets More Than a Dozen Utilities

LookBack Malware Targets More Than a Dozen Utilities

The Wall Street Journal reported that more than a dozen U.S. utilities were targeted in the LookBack attack first revealed in August. Originally, security researchers divulged the details of a spearphishing campaign targeting three different United States utility companies. Now The Wall Street Journal has disclosed that FBI investigations have determined that hackers “homed in on smaller electricity providers in proximity to critical infrastructure.”

Here’s what we now know about the LookBack malware campaign.

IEC 62351 Standards for Securing Power System Communications

IEC 62351 Standards for Securing Power System Communications

To help counter the growing concern about cyberattacks aiming to disrupt power systems, industrial experts have been working together in WG15. This group, part of IEC, is defining the standards known as IEC 62351, for secure-by-design power grids.

As a member of WG 15 since 2015, I thought it might be helpful to inform you about these standards and provide an update on their status.