Hackers target power grids: Page 2 of 2

September 07, 2017 //By Nick Flaherty
Power grids in Europe and the US are being being targeted by a new wave of cyber attacks

Symantec predicts that this intelligence gathering phase is a prelude to sabotage attacks, with the Dragonfly 2.0 campaign potentially providing access to operational systems that could be used for more disruptive purposes in future.

Dragonfly relies heavily on stolen credentials to compromise a network, so Symantec stresses the use of strong passwords that are at least 8-10 characters long (and preferably longer) and include a mixture of letters and numbers. Multiple, overlapping, and mutually supportive defensive systems should be used to guard against single point failures in any specific technology or protection method, including regularly updated firewalls as well as gateway antivirus, intrusion detection or protection systems (IPS), website vulnerability with malware protection, and web security gateway solutions throughout the network.

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