US energy, nuke and aviation sectors under sustained attack

The United States’ Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert that warns of “advanced persistent threat (APT) actions targeting government entities and organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors.” The alert says an unknown actor has been at it since May 2017 and has compromised some networks. Compiled with the help of the FBI, the alert also acknowledges Symantec’s September 2017 report on attacks labelled ‘Dragonfly’, and says “The threat actors appear to have deliberately chosen the organizations they targeted, rather than pursuing them as targets of opportunity.

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