Ben Read, a senior manager on FireEye's espionage analysis team, said his own work corroborated ESET's report and that the Sandworm
group was probably responsible.
including details of a Sandworm
Team ransomware campaign in March 2017 and
advertises several delicious (to fish, at least) flavors, including crab, squid, sandworm
, shad, shrimp, mullet, grub, and leech.
For example, he proposes using Dune in a unit on ecology, comparing sandworm
biology with that of Earth creatures, or using Star Trek to illustrate concepts like black holes.
My favorite is a jig, generally a 3/8 to 1/2 ounce bucktail dressed with porkrind or natural baits such as a squid strip or sandworm
. Another good bet is to try a similar weight Kastmaster or Hopkins jigging spoon.
impacting thousands of organizations: the Dragonfly campaign, Sandworm
The outage on December 23 was caused or enabled by a piece of malware known as BlackEnergy, known to be used by a Russian cybercrime group called Sandworm
that has links to the Kremlin.
The attack has been blamed on Sandworm
, a group (http://www.ibtimes.com/russian-hacking-group-sandworm-targeted-us-knocking-out-power-ukraine-2257194) Russian government sponsored hackers that have spent years harassing Ukrainian officials and their allies.
A power outage in Ukraine by a Russian hacking group called Sandworm
is the first known case of a blackout induced by a cyberattack and could presage a year of significant problems for states around the world.
Now the evidence increasingly points to Sandworm
, a known group of Russian government-sponsored hackers, as the suspects holding the smoking gun.
An American cyber intelligence company says it has linked a cyberattack that took down electricity in Ukraine to a Moscow-based hacker group known as Sandworm
, Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-cybersecurity-sandworm-idUSKBN0UM00N20160108) reported .
BlackEnergy has been around for almost a decade, with previous attacks linked to the Moscow-based hacker group (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/14/russian-hackers-suspected-kremlin-ties-used-windows-bug-to-spy-on-west) Sandworm
, which has been associated with the Russian government.