Advanced attacks against industrial control systems are intelligence gathering operations in order to learn the inner workings of ICS infrastructure to facilitate sabotage.
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Security experts are still trying to assess the effects of the reported attack on SIM card manufacturer that resulted in the theft of millions of encryption keys for mobile phones around the world, but it’s safe to say that the operation has caused reverberations throughout the industry and governments in several countries. The attack, reported[…]
Looking in one of the more obscure corners of the web, Billy Rios discovered how to hack automated car wash equipment.
BadUSB-style attacks against industrial control systems are theoretically possible, but bear watching according to Michael Toecker today at the Security Analyst Summit.
In the wake of news-making attacks on Sony Pictures, Home Depot and many others, the federal government is establishing a new information integration center to focus on cyber threats.
More than two months after the original advisory went out, Siemens has released patches for a pair of critical vulnerabilities in some versions of its Simatic WinCC SCADA product that remained vulnerable. Both of the vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable and have potentially damaging consequences for companies running affected versions of the product. One of the[…]
There are a number of serious vulnerabilities in the Siemens Ruggedcom WIN switches, including a remotely exploitable buffer overflow and a flaw that could allow an attacker to take actions on the device without authentication. The vulnerabilities affect several models of the Ruggedcom WIN switches, including WIN51xx all versions prior to SS4.4.4624.35, WIN52xx: all versions[…]
The White House announced the creation of E-Gov Cyber, a unit within OMB, that would oversee federal policy development and enforcement of those mandates.
Microsoft publishes a framework and guidelines on how to effectively set up and operate threat information sharing exchanges in hopes that organizations will actually share data.
There is a remotely exploitable buffer overflow in a handful of software products from Schneider Electric that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable machines. The vulnerability lies in a DLL that’s installed with a Device Type Manager that is part of several Schneider products, including the Unity Pro development software, the[…]