A second attack against a critical infrastructure target has been launched using the Triton/Trisis custom attack framework.

FireEye researchers were able to attribute a second attack to the Russian group it fingered as being behind the initial 2017 attack that hit a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia through its industrial control system. Although details such as location and type of facility were not released, FireEye said the attacker’s intention was to cause severe damage; however, the malware’s own activity shut down the plant before this could occur.

“FireEye Mandiant incident responders have uncovered additional intrusion activity from this threat actor – including new custom toolsets – at a second critical infrastructure facility,” the company’s report stated.

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