Russian hackers blamed in attacks on the Irish grid

Experts in the field of computer security I suspect hackers from Russia in the attack on the power grid Ireland and the UK. About it writes on Saturday, July 15, the British newspaper the Times.

The publication reports that hackers allegedly were associated with the Main Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces (better known as the Main intelligence Directorate, GRU) and worked for the Russian government. They sent out emails with malware to employees and leading engineers of the Irish state utility Electricity Supply Board in June, but the disturbances in the power grids followed.

So, in letters, in particular, contained complaints about deficiencies in the job application file-summary. The latter, according to sources of The Times, is a Testament to the experience of intruders with technological systems used by the Electricity Supply Board.

National cybersecurity center of Ireland announced that it was investigating the incident.

The newspaper also writes about the attempts of hackers to infiltrate the computer network of the power systems of great Britain, including Northern Ireland. While the details are not given.

The Times notes that Ireland is an important base for such technology companies as Facebook and Apple. The newspaper also reminded hacked the computer networks of several American plants. Then it was noted that the main suspect is Russia, but experts in cyber security said that the data for this assertion was found.