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Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.


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Hacker Causes Big Power Outage In Ukraine

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Three regional Ukraine power authorities suffered a malware attack that caused hundreds of thousands of homes to lose power last week, according to ArsTechnica. Nearly half the homes in Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk region lost power, according to the Ukrainian news service TSN on Dec. 23, one day following the failure. The malware disconnected electrical substations. iSIGHT Partners, a global cyber threat intelligence company, found malicious code samples that affected at least three regional operators. The destruction could mark the first known instance of malware causing a power outage. John Hultquist, head of iSIGHT’s cyber espionage intelligence, said destructive events have struck…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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