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Western energy facilities targeted by hackers

Lefteris Pitarakis / AP

Energy facilities in the U.S., Switzerland, and Turkey have been targeted by a sophisticated hacking group known as Dragonfly, Symantec reports. The campaign, which has created the potential for sabotage and disruption, is being called "Dragonfly 2.0," since the group has launched attacks before.

Why it matters: Sabotage attacks tend to be preceded by intelligence-gathering campaigns, and these hackers have gotten farther than any other group when it comes to American power company systems, according to Symantec Security Analyst Eric Chien.