CYBERCRIMINALS HACK INTO FACTORY


In one of the strangest smart grid hacker attacks ever, cybercriminals managed to penetrate the thermostats of a state government facility and a manufacturing plant in New Jersey. The Homeland Security Department‘s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) made the disclosure in a newsletter published last week. According to ICS-CERT, hackers exploited vulnerabilities in industrial heating systems which were connected to the internet, and then changed the temperature inside the buildings. Both heating systems were found through Shodan, a search engine of devices connected to the internet. The attacks took place in early 2012 and utilized a flaw (later fixed) in ]Tridium‘s building management software.

“This latest attack on Tridium’s building-management software is another example of how hackers are targeting the software supply chain to indirectly compromise the physical and IT infrastructures of businesses. […] In the past, many organizations relied on independent software vendors to test for vulnerabilities in their code base. However, as cyber-attacks increase, we expect organizations to go further and have applications tested by third-party service providers prior to their procurement and deployment,” Torsten George of IT risk management firm Agiliance told Fast Company.

Thanks to http://www.fastcompany.com

 

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One thought on “CYBERCRIMINALS HACK INTO FACTORY

  1. Social networks like Facebook are open to phishing, malware and
    other unwanted problems. There is intermittent control
    over what health information is given and to whom.

    However, if he clicks on my profile, all my links (shared on my wall)
    can be seen on my safe-claimed profile.

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