Tags industrial control systems (ICS)

Researchers find two dozen bugs in software used in medical and industrial devices

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

It's a critique of the coding practices of the designers of billions of so-called IoT devices.

NSA warns defense contractors to double check connections in light of Russian hacking

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The SolarWinds hacking is looming large.

How (and why) cyber specialists hacked a North American utility's smart meter

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Big hacks like the 2015 Ukraine power outage and the 2017 shutdown of a Saudi petrochemical plant still inspire red teams today.

Hundreds of electric utilities downloaded SolarWinds backdoor, regulator says

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

The electric utilities did not report any significant follow-on activity from the hackers.

Ransomware disrupted production at two manufacturing sites in Italy, investigators say

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The hackers encrypted the computer servers that would cause the organization the greatest damage.

Electric equipment vendor Schweitzer joins US testing program to defend grid from hacking threats

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The program is “especially [important] now with nation-states paying particular interest to the electric sector,” Schweitzer CEO David Whitehead said.