Russian-Based Dragonfly Group Attacks Energy Industry
|Industry Type:||Power and Utilities|
Dragonfly a group that has been operating since at least 2011, first started by targeting defense and aviation companies in the U.S. and Canada. In 2013, the group moved their focus into the U.S. and European energy firms. Dragonfly gains entry through these methods:
With a growing dependencies on energy, if Dragonfly were to take action with the information it has already been able to access, this group could do a lot of damage to the U.S. and Western Europe. A possible outcome from an attack on our utilities could cripple manufactures that supply their armies with food and other crucial items.