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Alleged Consol Energy Cyberattack Claimed By Cyber Army Russia

The highlights the growing nature of targeted cyberattacks in the energy sector.

by Ashish Khaitan April 22, 2024 in Dark Web News, Firewall Daily, Hacker Claims Reading Time: 3 mins read 0

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The has claimed a cyberattack on Consol Energy, a prominent American energy company headquartered in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania. The reportedly disrupted the company's website accessibility, causing issues for users outside the United States. However, the website is now back online and functioning normally.

Consol Energy, with its presence in the Agriculture and Mining industry, plays a crucial role in the nation's energy supply chain, contributing over $1 billion in revenue and providing employment to thousands. The cyberattack on the energy company highlights the growing nature of targeted cyberattacks in the energy sector. 

Alleged Consol Energy Cyberattack Claims by Pro-Russian Hackers

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The threat actor's post suggests a motive behind the attack, citing Consol Energy's role as a competitor in the European energy market and its alleged benefits from the conflict in Ukraine.

The Cyber Express has reached out to the organization to verify the authenticity of the Alleged Consol cyberattack. However, at the time of writing this, no official statement or response has been received, leaving the claims for the Alleged Consol cyberattack stand unverified. 

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Interestingly, this isn't the first time Consol Energy has been targeted by cyber threats. In 2023, the Cl0p ransomware group claimed responsibility for a similar attack on the company. Despite these incidents, Consol Energy continues to post on its social media channels and is contributing to the country's power supply.

In the wake of the cyberattack, financial analysts are observing the impact on Consol Energy's stock performance. Justin Spittler, Chief Trader at Hedge_Your_Risk, notes insights into coal stocks, highlighting CONSOL Energy's resilience despite a recent decline.

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However, the extent to which the cyberattack influenced this decline remains uncertain, pending official statements from the company.

Cyber Army Russia Reborn and Ongoing Investigation 

The cyberattack on Consol Energy is part of a broader trend of cyber threats targeting energy companies worldwide. Just last month, Cyber Army Russia Reborn claimed responsibility for cyberattacks in Slovenia, targeting government bodies and the public broadcaster. 

In a video message, group implied that attacks were due to Slovenia's backing of Ukraine. Voiced in Slovenian and circulated by local news, the message urged Russians and Slovenians not to harbor animosity, citing shared heritage.

This is an ongoing story and The Cyber Express will be closely monitoring the situation. We'll update this post once we have more information on the alleged attack or any official confirmation from Consol Energy.

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