[KB6478] What is Industroyer and does ESET protect me from it?


  • Your ESET product detects the threat Win32/Industroyer


Yes, ESET detects and blocks this threat as Win32/Industroyer

Industroyer is a type of command and control malware that takes advantage of backdoors and antiquated protocols commonly used in the power distribution industry.

ESET played a leading role in uncovering this malware, which has been tied to a 2016 attack that brought down power service in the Ukrainian capitol of Kiev. For more information about Industroyer, see our blog post on WeLiveSecurity.com.