A compromise causes a power outage in Kiev, Ukraine
Date of report
  • December 2016
Affiliations
  • Used an evolution of the tools developed by the team behind Black Energy.
A threat actor compromised computer networks that control an electricity substation in the north of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, causing a power outage. To accomplish its task, the threat actor used a tool known as CrashOverride
Suspected victims
  • Ukrenergo
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Sabotage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown