Siemens Patches PLC Vulnerabilities

June 24, 2014

After a month of back and forth between a vendor and a security researcher, Siemens has patched two of the SCADA vulnerabilities first identified in May by Dillion Breseford. Breseford pulled his talk from TakeDownCon in Dallas after requests from both the vendor and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Black Hat USA To Show SCADA Flaw

June 24, 2014

The researcher who found a PLC vulnerability within the Siemens’ Step7 will present his findings at the annual Black Hat USA to be held August 2-3, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In May, NSS security researcher Dillion Breseford pulled his talk from TakeDownCon in Dallas after requests from the vendor and the Department of Homeland Security. But, after a few days with Siemens downplaying the severity of the attack, Breseford lashed out at the vendor's statement that the attack could only be carried out using special equipment.

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