The best work of hackers tends to remain invisible. But when sophisticated intruders broke into the computer networks of regional energy firms in Ukraine in 2015 and cut power to roughly a quarter million people, their tampering didn't go unnoticed. In this rare instance, the staff of one of those electric utilities managed to capture the hackers' handiwork
CS Digest Section: Industrial Control Systems Security
Let's start with the "calm down" part of the article: yes, LogicLocker is ransomware designed for programmable logic controllers, but no, the cyber-geddon isn't upon us.
Ukraine authorities are investigating a possible cyber attack on Kiev's power grid that may have caused the recent power outage that left the northern part of the capital and surrounding areas without electricity this weekend.
Researchers have devised a new malware attack against industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that takes advantage of architectural shortcomings in microprocessors and bypasses current detection mechanisms.
Security researchers have discovered another serious vulnerability in industrial control kit from Schneider Electric.