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IT experts say Ukraine blackout caused by a cyberattack

KIEV: A power failure that plunged parts of western Ukraine into the dark last month was caused by a cyberattack, IT experts said Tuesday, and one source called it a world first.
The blackout, which hit a large part of the western region of Ivano-Frankivsk on Dec 23, was due to a computer virus, they said.
The local electricity company, Prikarpattiaoblenergo, said at the time that the breakdown was caused by “the intervention of unauthorised persons … in the remote access system” and its technicians had had to restore power manually.
But Ukraine’s SBU security service later said it found malware – programmes …read more

Source: theSun

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