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Dec 1, 2014 8:30:00 AM

BlackEnergy: Mitigation with Big Data Analytics

By George Aquila

The botnet builder interface of an earlier variant of BlackEnergyThe botnet builder interface of an earlier variant of BlackEnergy 

The Lurking Threat

In late October, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) issued a formal alert warning that it had “identified a sophisticated malware campaign that has compromised numerous industrial control systems,” including GE Cimplicity and Siemens WinCC platforms, from as far back as 2011. These are widely used to control and monitor critical infrastructure from gas pipelines to electrical grids, so the threat has prompted a rising concern in the energy community that systems across the country have been compromised and could be imminently threatened by malicious actors.

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Topics: Accumulo, Hadoop, Big Data Security, Cybersecurity, APT Campaign, Malware