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Analyzing ICS/SCADA Cyber Attacks

June 25, 2014

Researchers, looking at seven years of data, have concluded that Industrial Control Systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks in the near and foreseeable future.

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Langner: Stuxnet Is a Stealth Control System

June 24, 2014

Speaking at the S4ICS conference in Miami, FL on Wednesday, Ralph Langner described Stuxnet as a long-term Man-in-the-Middle attack rather than a short-term virus attack.

Stuxnet is a two-step malware product that first infects Windows systems, then attacks Siemens System 7 PLC units, such as those being used in Iran for nuclear research. Langner, a security researcher who knows more about Stuxnet code than practically anyone else, was quoted as saying, "we are 100 percent confident that Stuxnet's target was the Natanz enrichment plant in Iran."

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Prisons Vulnerable to Stuxnet-like Worms

June 24, 2014

Stuxnet-like worms might also affect US prisons, according to a researcher at the this week's DefCon 19 security conference in Las Vegas.

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