Cyber experts identify new malware targeting critical infrastructure

December 15, 2017

Via: The Hill

A hacker used a new type of malware targeting industrial control systems against a critical infrastructure organization in an attack that resulted in operations shutting down, according to cybersecurity experts.

Cybersecurity firm FireEye, which has dubbed the malware “Triton,” saidThursday that its subsidiary, Mandiant, recently responded to an incident at an unidentified critical infrastructure organization where an attacker, likely sponsored by a nation state, had deployed the malware and inadvertently caused operations to shut down.

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