Pierluigi Paganini January 02, 2016
Modern railroad systems vulnerable to cyber attacks

A team of researchers has evaluated the level of cyber security implemented in modern railroad systems and discovered several vulnerabilities. A team of experts composed of Sergey Gordeychik, Alexander Timorin and Gleb Gritsai of SCADA StrangeLove, recently disclosed their findings at the 32nd Chaos Communication Congress (32C3) in Germany. Railroads belong to the critical infrastructure of a […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 08, 2015
Hackers’ capability to crash trains raises security concerns, malware could lead to train crashes in the UK

Cyber attacks can crash trains. Intense security concerns have emerged, after the upgrade of the British railway network that can be affected by malware. The new railway network upgrade in the United Kingdom has raised a lot of concerns, as far as its overall network security is concerned. It seems that over thirty million pounds […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2015
Trains controlled by European Rail Traffic Management System could potentially be hacked

The European Rail Traffic Management System is a signalling system that will control all the Britain’s trains and it could potentially be hacked. By increasing the penetration level of the technology in our ordinary life, we are increasing our surface of attack. We have discussed many times about the risks for critical infrastructure, but threat […]