The cybersecurity firm FireEye has attributed the source of the TRITON critical infrastructure intrusion to a Russian government-owned research institute.
FireEye was able to backtrack the malware, now identified as TEMP.Veles, to Russia by testing other types of malicious software that were used in the TRITON attack and tying them to the Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (CNIIHM), a Russian government-owned technical research institution located in Moscow and to a specific person in Moscow.
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