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Hacker group targeting energy companies in U.S., Europe: Symantec

July 1, 2014 - 6:00am


Symantec Corp. is warning energy companies in the United States and Europe against hacker group "Energetic Bear" that has the resources to disrupt power supplies, Bloomberg reported.

Symantec said the cyber criminals are targeting petroleum pipeline operators, electricity generation companies and other "strategically important" energy firms.

Over half of the infections detected were in Spain and the United States, it added. Turkey, Germany, Greece, Serbia and some other nations were also targeted.

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