Research Shows Dragonfly Malware Not Targeting Energy Industry
Belden Inc. released new research that shows the recently revealed Dragonfly (Havex) malware is likely targeting the pharmaceutical sector, not the energy sector as previously believed.
Belden says, until now, advanced cyberattacks against industry have focused on the critical energy and chemical sectors. Manufacturing management teams are advised to update their risk assessments and ensure that their cybersecurity defenses can withstand what are clearly highly coordinated attacks by teams of professional hackers.
The new report, entitled “Defending Against the Dragonfly Cyber Security Attacks, Part A—Identifying the Targets,” is the first of four from Belden and investigates the victims, methods, and consequences of the Dragonfly cyberattack campaign. The series will close with an analysis of what defenses have proven to be either effective or ineffective against advance persistent threats, including Dragonfly. Many of the suggested actions are distinct from current common security practices.