Compromise of U.S. electric utility control rooms
Date of report
  • July 2018
  • Believed to be the work of Russian state-sponsored group Dragonfly, also known as Energetic Bear
A threat actor compromised air-gapped, or isolated, networks owned by U.S. electric utility companies by penetrating the networks of trusted vendors.
Suspected victims
  • United States
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Sabotage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response