Posts Tagged ‘Control system’

The Basics of Stuxnet Worm and How it infects PLCs

Image by biatch0r via Flickr Considered to be the most intricately designed piece of malware ever, Stuxnet leverages attack vectors onto industrial control systems, a territory rarely ventured into by traditional malware. Stuxnet targets industries, power plants and other facilities that use automation and control equipment from the leading German industrial vendor, Siemens. The term, […]

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Stuxnet, world’s first “cyber superweapon,” attacks China

Image by toastiest via Flickr Stuxnet, the most sophisticated malware ever designed, could make factory boilers explode, destroy gas pipelines, or even cause a nuclear plant to malfunction; experts suspect it was designed by Israeli intelligence programmers to disrupt the operations of Iran’s nuclear facilities — especially that country’s centrifuge farms and the nuclear reactor […]

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Cyber attacks against Water, Oil and Gas Systems

Image via Wikipedia “This summer the Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) discovered for the first time targeted computer attacks directed against internal process and control systems to ensure supply of electricity and water. Similar attacks were discovered in Germany and Belarus. EU’s cyber-security unit, ENISA, will in late October or early November carry out the […]

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DHS Quietly Dispatching Teams to Test Power Plant Cybersecurity

Image via Wikipedia The Department of Homeland Security is quietly creating teams of experts charged with assessing the cyber security needs of power plants in the U.S. The question is why the secrecy? When plants vulnerabilities are known facts in both security and hacker communities, perhaps it is time to pay attention or impossible to […]

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