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Symantec recently blogged about  targeted malware that has compromised over 1,000 energy organizations in 84 countries. The malware, called “Energetic Bear,” is similar to Stuxnet and appears to come from Russia. The purpose of Energetic Bear is unknown, but Symantec believes its cyberespionage.

Is Energetic Bear an incarnation of Stuxnet?

Listen to episode 161 of our security slice podcast and hear Tim ErlinKen Westin and Craig Young discuss the key differences between Stuxnet and Energetic Bear, the impact of this malware on energy organizations and why watering hole attacks may be the “new phishing.”






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