The SANS Institute has moved to quell reports that Israel’s energy grid has been hit by malware, revealing instead that the attacks were ransomware infecting the nation’s utility regulatory authority. Reports emerged after energy minister Dr Yuval Steinitz said a “severe” attack had hit the authority in what he reportedly called “one of the largest cyber attacks” the agency had experienced. “We are handling the situation and I hope that soon, this very serious event will be over,” Steinitz says. Reports emerged suggesting the incident could impact the energy grid similarly to the targeted and sophisticated attacks against Ukraine, revealed earlier this year. SANS security man Robert Lee says Israel-based analyst Eyal Sela of ClearSky Security says the reports are misleading.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register