Notorious Hacker Group XENOTIME Expands Its Targeting Beyond Oil and Gas to Electric Utility Sector

XENOTIME, the notorious group behind what is regarded as the most dangerous malware targetting industrial control systems has expanded its targeting beyond oil and gas to the electric utility sector. Dragos, an industrial systems cybersecurity firm, identified a change of pattern in XENOTIME behavior in February of 2019 where XENOTIME began probing the networks of electric utility organizations in the US and elsewhere using similar tactics to the group’s operations against oil and gas companies.  Highlighting below a couple of noteworthy paragraphs from the Dragos report on Friday.

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