industrial control systems

Pierluigi Paganini May 29, 2020
Steganography in targeted attacks on industrial enterprises in Japan and Europe

Threat actors targeted industrial suppliers in Japan and several European countries in sophisticated attacks, Kaspersky reported. Researchers from Kaspersky’s ICS CERT unit reported that threat actors targeted industrial suppliers in Japan and several European countries in sophisticated attacks. The experts first observed the attacks in early 2020, while in early May, threat actors targeted organizations […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 04, 2017
Microsoft Attempts To Fix Stuxnet For The Third Time

Microsoft released a new security update on June 17th in an attempt to patch a vulnerability which allowed the Stuxnet Virus to exploit Windows systems. The Stuxnet Virus which attacks Industrial Control Systems was first discovered in 2010 when it infected Iranian Programmable Logic Controllers.  Stuxnet compromises controllers by first targeting Windows operating systems and […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 17, 2015
The ISIL is trying to hack American electrical power companies

US authorities confirmed that hackers belonging to the Islamic State (ISIL) are trying to hack American electrical power companies. According to the U.S. law enforcement, the ISIL is trying to hack American energy firms, the news arrives while the US Government  has charged for the first time a man of cyberterrorism. The news was revealed […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2015
BadUSB attack and the Industrial control systems

Industrial control systems are in danger of being hacked by using a modified version of the BadUSB attack says Michael Toecker in his presentation at the Security Analyst Summit 2015 in Cancun. Not that long ago, BadUSB swept across the cybersecurity community as one of the hottest hacks of the year. BadUSB featured the ability […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 19, 2014
The US energy industry is constantly under cyber attacks

Data related to the number of incidents occurred to national infrastructure confirms that the US Government energy industry is constantly under attack. The US Government is aware that nation’s energy grid is constantly under attack by state-sponsored hackers and cyber criminals. Recently The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed that Russian hackers have infiltrated several critical […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 19, 2014
Flaws in DTM components are threatening security of critical Industrial Control Systems

Researchers at the last Black Hat Europe have presented the results of their research on DTM/FDT components, demonstrating the presence of serious flaws. The researchers Alexander Bolshev and Gleb Cherbov at Digital Security, have discovered several serious vulnerabilities in industrial components designed to implement the management interface industrial control systems (ICS). The experts have analyzed the implementation of Field Device Tool / […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 25, 2014
Cyber espionage campaign based on Havex RAT hit ICS/SCADA systems

Security Experts at F-Secure discovered a cyber espionage campaign based in the Havex malware targeting ICS/SCADA systems and vendors. Security Experts at F-Secure have conducted an investigation on the Havex Malware family in the past months, let’s remember that the malicious agent has been used in several targeted attacks against different industry sectors, and according […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 27, 2014
Users can continue to receive Windows XP updates with registry hack

Disclosed on Internet a curious news, hacking the Windows OS registry it is possible to get Windows XP Security Updates until 2019. On April 8th 2014 Microsoft officially ended the support for Windows XP, but there is still a wide audience of users that are using the oldest Microsoft OS. This portion of users is no more receiving security updates […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 07, 2014
Windows XP deadline and security concerns

The end of support for Windows XP OS is at hand, the consequences could be serious for specific industries and in counties where the OS is dominant. Timing is running out for Windows XP because the end of support is very close, tomorrow, April 8th 2014, the support for the popular OS will end. After 12 years, support for Windows […]