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Experts on Capitol Hill Thursday warned that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack aimed at the nation’s electrical grid could leave the majority of Americans dead.
Experts on Capitol Hill Thursday warned that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack aimed at the nation’s electrical grid could leave the majority of Americans dead.

WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)– Dragonfly, an eastern European hacking group, targeted a number of Western critical infrastructure companies by implanting a piece of malware called "Energetic Bear," which allows hackers to cripple energy companies throughout the United States and Europe.

The powerful piece of malware known as "Energetic Bear" allows its operators to monitor energy consumption in real time, or to cripple physical systems such as wind turbines, gas pipelines and power plants at will.

The well-resourced organisation behind the cyber attack is believed to have compromised the computer systems of more than 1,000 organisations in 84 countries in a campaign spanning 18 months. The malware is similar to the Stuxnet computer programme created by the US and Israel that succeeded in infecting and sabotaging Iran's uranium enrichment facilities two years ago. — Source

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