BBC News – Energy firms hacked by ‘cyber-espionage group Dragonfly’

More than 1,000 energy companies in North America and Europe have been compromised in a huge malware attack unearthed by US security firm Symantec.

The hackers are thought to be part of an Eastern European collective known as Dragonfly, which has been in operation since at least 2011.

Targets included energy grid operators and industrial equipment providers.

“Its primary goal appears to be espionage,” Symantec said.

via BBC News – Energy firms hacked by ‘cyber-espionage group Dragonfly’.