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BlackEnergy, Grid-Disrupting Malware, Has a Successor, Researchers Warn

BlackEnergy, the malware used in a cyberattack that prompted a large-scale blackout in Ukraine in December 2015, has a successor—GreyEnergy. A group is using the malware to target industrial networks outside Ukraine, researchers from Slovakian cybersecurity firm ESET warn.

The researchers said in an October 17–released white paper that analysis of the previously undocumented GreyEnergy group’s malware has shown it has been used in targeted attacks against critical infrastructure organisations in Central and Eastern Europe.

 

Defenx, founded in 2009 and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON: DFX), is an up-and-coming company in the mobile security sector which offers a wide range of solutions for the protection of smartphones, desktop PCs and laptops.

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