Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2023
Russian Sandworm disrupts power in Ukraine with a new OT attack

Mandiant reported that Russia-linked Sandworm APT used a novel OT attack to cause power outages during mass missile strikes on Ukraine. Mandiant researchers reported that Russia-linked APT group Sandworm employed new operational technology (OT) attacks that caused power outages while the Russian army was conducting mass missile strikes on critical infrastructure in Ukraine in October. […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 31, 2023
Pro-Palestine hackers threaten Israeli chemical companies

Threat actors are targeting Israeli chemical companies operating in the occupied territories, security experts warn. Threat actors have launched a massive hacking campaign aimed at Israeli chemical companies operating in the occupied territories. A group, named Electronic Quds Force, is threatening companies’ engineers and workers and are inviting them to resign from their positions. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 13, 2022
Pro-Palestinian group GhostSec hacked Berghof PLCs in Israel

The hacktivist collective GhostSec claimed to have compromised 55 Berghof PLCs used by Israeli organizations. Pro-Palestinian Hacking Group GhostSec claimed to have compromised 55 Berghof programmable logic controllers (PLCs) used by Israeli organizations as part of a Free Palestine campaign. On September, 4th, 2022, GhostSec announced on social media and its Telegram channel that it has compromised […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 16, 2022
Clop gang targeted UK drinking water supplier South Staffordshire Water

A cyber attack disrupted the IT operations of South Staffordshire Water, a company supplying drinking water to 1.6M consumers daily. South Staffordshire Water has issued a statement confirming the security breach, the company pointed out that the attack did not impact the safety and water distribution systems. South Staffordshire Water plc known as South Staffs […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 22, 2022
Pwn2Own Miami hacking contest awarded $400,000 for 26 unique ICS exploits

Which hat hackers that participated in the Pwn2Own Miami 2022 hacking contest earned a total of $400,000 for their ICS exploits. The Pwn2Own Miami 2022 is a hacking contest organized by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) that focuses on demonstrating exploits for ICS systems belonging to the following categories: the OPC UA Server, Control […]

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 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 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 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 […]