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SCADA Hacking: "Mysterious" Explosions and Fires at Russian Industrial Sites

Updated: Dec 28, 2022

Welcome back, my cyberwarrior heroes!

As I mentioned in my second interview with David Bombal, the second round of the Ukraine/Russia Cyberwar will involve SCADA/ICS hacking. Recently, Russia once again attempted to hack Ukraine's electrical grid (it successfully turned out the lights in Ukraine in 2014 and 2015) but was stymied by a stiff cyber defense. At the same time, "mysterious" fires and explosions are taking place across Russia, many far from Ukrainian border. For me, these fires and explosions are not a mystery. In cyberwar, industrial plants can be both a target and a weapon.

Here is a map of these industrial fires and explosions.

In addition, here is a brief sampling of documentation of some of these fires and explosions at industrial sites

Moscow police station (April 21, 2022)

Research institute of the ministry of defense (April 21, 2022)

Moscow Oblast Governor Andrey Vorobyov's mansion (April 23, 2022)

Bryansk military base (April 25, 2022)

Transneft oil depots (April 25, 2022)

Vorenszh Enlistment office (April 27, 2022)

Millerovo military base (25 April, 2022)

Lukhovitsy enlistment office (April 21, 2022)

Russia Central research institute (April 25, 2022)

Irkutsk police station (April 27, 2022)

Sakhalin coal plant (April 30, 2022)

Usserlysk military base (April 25. 2022)

Thanks in part to Project Hastings (@projhastings) for tracking these fires and explosions.

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