Tags industrial control systems

Triton malware shines light on threat facing energy production companies

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

Triton is the fifth known case of malware that has been specially designed to sabotage industrial control systems.

'Nation-state' hackers increase sabotage attempts aimed at Western energy companies

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

"We have not seen this scale of attack, the aggressiveness and penetration, in the U.S. before," one researcher said.

UL now wants to be ubiquitous in cybersecurity, including medical devices and industrial controls

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

The company that pioneered safety certification for electrical devices at the end of the 19th century and went on to become a ubiquitous, reassuring logo on mains-powered electronic devices in the 20th, has quietly begun to issue cybersecurity certifications for networked software.

Russian malware is found in ransomware used against power companies

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

A malware variant previously linked to a hacking group with alleged ties to Russian intelligence has been transformed into a ransomware virus that is now infecting industrial control systems, like those found in power plants and water treatment facilities. This mutated version of KillDisk — malware that is capable of quickly destroying large troves of data — was first discovered in the wild by CyberX, a Framingham, Mass.-based cybersecurity firm.

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