China CERT: We Missed Report On SCADA Hole

China’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) admitted that it missed a September e-mail message from a researcher at NSS Labs that pointed out a critical vulnerability in a commonly used SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) software package. The lapse resulted in a gap of almost four months before the hole was patched.

Researcher: Holes Abound in Chinese SCADA

The researcher who discovered a hole in a prominent SCADA software package used in China claims that holes in the country’s SCADA systems aren’t uncommon, and blames a lack of transparency for the vulnerabilities.

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