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UPDATE 1-Malicious virus shuttered U.S. power plant -DHS

• reuters.com
 

The Department of Homeland Security report did not identify the plant but said criminal software, which is used to conduct financial crimes such as identity theft, was behind the incident.

 

It was introduced by an employee of a third-party contractor that does business with the utility, according to the agency.

 

DHS reported the incident, which occurred in October, along with a second involving a more sophisticated virus, on its website as cyber experts gather at a high-profile security conference in Miami known as S4 to review emerging threats against power plants, water utilities and other parts of the critical infrastructure.

 

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