The company whose software and services remotely administers and monitor large sections of the US energy industry began warning customers about a sophisticated hacker attack.
It looks like the hackers managed to get past the company firewall and security systems.
The attackers installed malicious software and stole project files related to one of its core offerings — OASyS SCADA — a product that helps energy firms mesh older IT assets with more advanced “smart grid” technologies.
The company said it was disconnecting the usual data links between clients and affected portions of its internal networks.
Meanwhile it is looking for virus or malware files.
According to KrebsOnSecurity.com, the company does not think that the intruders got any information that would enable them to gain access to a customer system or that any of the compromised computers have been connected to a customer system.
Telvent said it was working with law enforcement and a task force of representatives from its parent firm, Schneider Electric.
Comment Group has been involved in sophisticated attacks to harvest intellectual property and trade secrets from energy companies, patent law firms and investment banks.
( via news.techeye.net)