DHS Warns Of New ICS Attacks Via Shodan

LAst Thursday, DHS issued a new warning to Industrial Control System operators on new and increasing threats.

The warning is basically a re-issue of a warning citing vulnerabilities in several brands of popular ICS software from last February. In the updates, researchers used the Shodan Search Engine to compile a list of more than 5,000 vulnerable systems. Shodan can be accessed by just about anyone. The DHS alert advises ICS operators to see whether their systems are vulnerable using Shodan.