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UPDATED: Is this Cyber War? Ransomware Attack Hits Banks, Transport, Government in Ukraine

Fast spreading ransomware dubbed Petya has crippled parts of Ukraine and hit companies in The Netherlands, France, Russia and Spain. It appears to be spreading using a combination of software exploit and stolen passwords.

Russia’s Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What’s to Come | WIRED

In-brief: Ukraine is a ‘test bed’ for massive and disruptive cyber attacks on critical infrastructure that might be launched against other adversaries, the U.S. included, Andy Greenberg argues in an article in Wired Magazine.

Update – Security Firms: New Malware Built to Hobble Electric Grid

In-brief: Experts from two security firms are warning that a newly discovered piece of malware dubbed Crash Override is designed to shut down and even damage electrical substations and other components of the electrical grid. 

Six Cyber-Physical Attacks the World Could Live Without

In-brief: cyber attacks that affect physical systems are still a small minority of all incidents. But they’re becoming more common. What are some of the attacks we’ve seen to date and what do they tell us about what’s to come? Check out this slide show for an answer to those questions. 

Second Ukraine Power Outage Linked to Russian Hackers

In-brief: A cyber attack in December was responsible for a power outage in Ukraine – almost a year to the day after a similar attack in 2015, new research shows.