May 8, 2024 1 min read

In December 2015, Nation-E, a cybersecurity solutions provider, faced a significant cybersecurity event when the first known power outage caused by a malicious cyber-attack occurred. Using BlackEnergy malware, hackers targeted three utility companies in Ukraine, impacting Nation-E by leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without electricity for six hours. This event underscored the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to cyber-attacks, raising concerns about the security of interconnected energy grids. Nation-E's CEO, Idan Udi Edry, emphasizes the complexity and interconnectedness of modern critical infrastructure, further highlighting the increasing risks and sophistication of cyber threats targeting vital sectors. Such incidents not only showcase the potential for immediate disruption but also the long-term implications on public trust and the essential need for robust cybersecurity measures in protecting critical infrastructure.


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"linkid": "nation-e",
"type": "Cyber Attack",
"date": "12/2015",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "6",
"explanation": "Attack threatening the economy of geographical region"

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