Chinese Hacking Group Might Have Shut Down Power Grid in Mumbai
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Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future suggesting that as part of a broad cyber campaign a Chinese hacking group dubbed Red Echo implanted malware into the control systems that manage electricity supply across India, possibly shutting down power in Mumbai, a city of 20 million.
Although most of the malware was not activated, and the link between the malware and the outage is still unsubstantiated, Stuart Solomon, Recorded Future’s chief operating officer, said the group“has been seen to systematically utilize advanced cyber intrusion techniques to quietly gain a foothold in nearly a dozen critical nodes across the Indian power generation and transmission infrastructure.” (David E. Sanger and Emily Schmall / New York Times)
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