Ransomware attack on Australian utility claimed by Russian-speaking criminals
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By Joseph Menn
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – One of the most prolific Russian-speaking ransomware gangs has claimed credit for a weekend attack on an Australian electric utility serving millions of people.
Australian media reported on Monday that Chinese government hackers were behind the breach at CS Energy, which is owned by the Queensland state in northeast Australia.
Those reports, which came amid high tensions between Australia and China, prompted the utility to issue a statement on Tuesday.
There is “currently no indication that the cyber incident was a state-based attack,” the statement cited CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills as declaring.
The ransomware group known as Conti, meanwhile, named CS Energy on its web site for shaming victims …