Viasat KA-SAT modems were rendered inoperable in February of 2022 due to a cyber attack. Around 5,800 Enercon wind trubines were unable to communicate for controlling and remote monitoring. AcidRain AcidRain is an ELF MIPS malware designed to wipe modems and routers. A previous VPNFilter campaign is also being linked to AcidRain due to the similarities both possess. Viasat confirmed in a statement that the AcidRain Wiper was indeed used in the against their modems.
“On 24 February 2022, a multifaceted and deliberate cyber-attack against Viasat’s KA-SAT network resulted in a partial interruption of KA-SAT’s consumer-oriented satellite broadband service. While most users were unaffected by the incident, the cyber-attack did impact several thousand customers located in Ukraine and tens of thousands of other fixed broadband customers across Europe. “