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Heads Up! 'Industroyer' Malware Found That Could Threaten Electrical Grid

Heads Up! 'Industroyer' Malware Found That Could Threaten Electrical Grid

A new malware variant capable of knocking out networks that run power grids around the globe has been discovered by a computer security company studying an attack on the Ukrainian power grid.

The malicious code is capable of directly controlling electricity substation switches and circuit breakers and could potentially be used to turn off power distribution or to physically damage equipment used in the electricity distribution grid, researchers at ESET wrote in a paper posted Monday.

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