Tags industrial control systems
'Nation-state' hackers increase sabotage attempts aimed at Western energy companies
"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
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
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.