Pierluigi Paganini July 15, 2022
Tainted password-cracking software for industrial systems used to spread P2P Sality bot

Dragos researchers uncovered a small-scale campaign targeting industrial engineers and operators with Sality malware. During a routine vulnerability assessment, Dragos researchers discovered a campaign targeting industrial engineers and operators with Sality malware. Threat actors behind the campaign used multiple accounts across several social media platforms to advertise password-cracking software for Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Human-Machine […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 06, 2022
Microsoft seized 41 domains used by Iran-linked Bohrium APT

Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) announced the seizure of domains used by Iran-linked APT Bohrium in spear-phishing campaigns. Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) announced to have taken legal action to disrupt a spear-phishing operation linked to Iran-linked APT Bohrium. The IT giant has seized the domains used by the threat actors employed in its attacks aimed […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2022
US gov agencies e private firms warn nation-state actors are targeting ICS & SCADA devices

The US government agencies warned of threat actors that are targeting ICS and SCADA systems from various vendors. The Department of Energy (DOE), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to warn of offensive capabilities developed by […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 12, 2022
Russia-linked Sandworm APT targets energy facilities in Ukraine with wipers

Russia-linked Sandworm APT group targeted energy facilities in Ukraine with INDUSTROYER2 and CADDYWIPER wipers. Russia-linked Sandworm threat actors targeted energy facilities in Ukraine with a new strain of the Industroyer ICS malware (INDUSTROYER2) and a new version of the CaddyWiper wiper. According to the CERT-UA, nation-state actors targeted high-voltage electrical substations with INDUSTROYER2, the variant analyzed by […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 25, 2022
US indicted 4 Russian government employees for attacks on critical infrastructure

The U.S. has indicted four Russian government employees for their involvement in attacks on entities in critical infrastructure. The U.S. has indicted four Russian government employees for their role in cyberattacks targeting hundreds of companies and organizations in the energy sector worldwide between 2012 and 2018. “The Department of Justice unsealed two indictments today charging […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 27, 2021
Critical flaws in myPRO HMI/SCADA product could allow takeover vulnerable systems

A researcher found a dozen vulnerabilities in mySCADA myPRO product, some of which have been rated as critical. mySCADA myPRO is a multiplatform, human-machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that allows to visualize and control industrial processes. The security researcher Michael Heinzl discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the myPRO product, some […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 17, 2021
PseudoManuscrypt, a mysterious massive cyber espionage campaign

Tens of thousands of devices worldwide, including many industrial control systems (ICS), have been hit by the PseudoManuscrypt spyware. Kaspersky researchers reported that tens of thousands of devices belonging to industrial and government organizations worldwide have been hit by the PseudoManuscrypt spyware. The name PseudoManuscrypt comes from the similarities with the Manuscrypt malware used by the North Korea-linked […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 20, 2021
637 flaws in industrial control system (ICS) products were published in H1 2021

During the first half of 2021, 637 vulnerabilities affecting industrial control system (ICS) products were published, affecting products from 76 vendors. Industrial cybersecurity firm Claroty published its third Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report that analyzes the vulnerability landscape relevant to leading automation products used across the ICS domain. The company reported that during the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 28, 2021
CVE-2020-15782 flaw in Siemens PLCs allows remote hack

Industrial cybersecurity firm Claroty discovered a new flaw in Siemens PLCs that can be exploited by a remote and unauthenticated attacker to hack the devices. Researchers at industrial cybersecurity firm Claroty have discovered a high-severity vulnerability in Siemens PLCs, tracked as CVE-2020-15782, that could be exploited by remote and unauthenticated attackers to bypass memory protection. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 19, 2021
Experts demonstrated how to hack a utility and take over a smart meter

Researchers from the FireEye’s Mandiant team have breached the network of a North American utility and turn off one of its smart meters. Over the years, the number of attacks against ICS/SCADA systems used by industrial organizations worldwide has rapidly increased. Many security firms highlighted the risks related to attacks targeting OT networks used in […]