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Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Nuke Plant Radiation Monitors

11:30 04 August in Industry News

Researchers have discovered multiple unpatched vulnerabilities in different radiation monitoring devices that could be leveraged by attackers to reduce personnel safety, delay detection of radiation leaks, or help international smuggling of radioactive material.In a paper (PDF) delivered by Ruben Santamarta, principal security consultant at Seattle-based...

The Benefits of Deception for SCADA Environments

14:00 01 March in Blogs, Energy

Recently, SC Magazine published an article covering several vulnerabilities that Positive Technologies found in GE supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems where an attacker could intercept passwords and disrupt utility and factory operations. While this particular vulnerability is limited to GE Proficy and...

US Power Grid in Imminent Danger of Cyber-Attack

10:02 09 January in Industry News

The US Energy Department says the electricity system "faces imminent danger" from cyber-attacks, which are growing more frequent and sophisticated, but grid operators say they are already on top of the problem.In the department’s Quadrennial Energy Review, it warned that a widespread power outage caused...

Malware attack targets European energy companies

14:18 12 July in Industry News

The Labs team at malware protection company SentinelOne has discovered a sophisticated malware campaign that's specifically targeting at least one European energy company.The malware, called SFG, is the mother ship of an earlier malware sample called Furtim, which targets the industrial automation control systems with...