The attack poses danger to the smooth and regular flow of power supply to the businesses and homes. This kind of attack was first recognized in the year 2012, as reported by Crowdstrike’s researchers. Its effect was felt in around 84 countries where about 1,000 organizations became the victim. Symantec, a computer security firm reported that ‘Dragonfly’ (nickname for the hacking group) has remote-controlled few power systems worldwide including the countries like US, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Poland, Germany and France.
F-Secure, Finnish Security Company reported that the hacking group has turned out to be more aggressive as well as sophisticated now. The attacking campaign has some similarities with the cyber-attacks carried out by Israel and US in 2010 on the Iranian nuclear power plants using the virus named Stuxnet.