Report highlights cyber threat to U.S. electric industry

By Paul Dvorak This article comes from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP and is authored by J. Daniel Skees and Arjun Prasad Ramadevanahalli.
As evidence that cyber attacks continue to threaten electric infrastructure in the United States, a report issued on December 14 by cybersecurity firm FireEye indicates that critical infrastructure industrial control systems (ICS) could be susceptible to a new type of malware. FireEye reported that the malware—dubbed “TRITON”—triggered the emergency shutdown capability of an industrial process within a critical infrastructure ICS.
FireEye reported that the malware—dubbed “TRITON”—triggered the emergency shutdown capability of an industrial process within a critical infrastructure ICS.
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