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Turkey blackout not cyber attack, no risk to Europe power link-up - Reuters

ISTANBUL/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A power outage that blacked out most of Turkey on Tuesday was not due to a cyber attack and will not threaten a deal to link up with European grids, leading energy officials...
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WKYT Investigates: Cyber hackers focusing on taxpayers

WKYT Investigates:  Cyber hackers focusing on taxpayers | SCADA | Scoop.it
In 2014, 27 million taxpayers filed their tax returns from their home computers, according to the Internal Revenue Service. As the number of people filing online continues to increase, the threat of cyber hackers continues to rise, as well. 'It's very serious and it's very widespread,' explained computer expert Steve Hamrin.
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Enter the hackers: Cyber-criminals target SCADA embedded systems - SourceSecurity.com

Enter the hackers: Cyber-criminals target SCADA embedded systems - SourceSecurity.com | SCADA | Scoop.it
Forty-one percent of cyber incidents involved the energy sector



The Bipartisan Policy Center, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, which is part of the...
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Protecting critical infrastructure in a world of infinite attacks - The Conversation AU

Protecting critical infrastructure in a world of infinite attacks - The Conversation AU | SCADA | Scoop.it
A security rethink is required for protecting critical infrastructure - and it relies on accepting not all attacks can be prevented.
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Suite of Sophisticated Nation-State Attack Tools Found With Connection to Stuxnet | WIRED

Suite of Sophisticated Nation-State Attack Tools Found With Connection to Stuxnet | WIRED | SCADA | Scoop.it
Employees work inside the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab, Dec. 9, 2014.
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Stuxnet: Zero Victims

Stuxnet: Zero Victims | SCADA | Scoop.it
We collected Stuxnet files for two years. After analyzing more than 2,000 of these files, we were able to identify the organizations that were the first victims of the worm's different variants in ...
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Israel's Building An Electronic 'Iron Dome' For Stopping Cyber Attacks - Business Insider

Israel's Building An Electronic 'Iron Dome' For Stopping Cyber Attacks - Business Insider | SCADA | Scoop.it
Cyber attacks are the future of terrorism. This system should keep Israel safe.
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12 years old and finally over: Is the Harkonnen Operation the longest-running malware campaign so far? | ZDNet

12 years old and finally over: Is the Harkonnen Operation the longest-running malware campaign so far? | ZDNet | SCADA | Scoop.it
Cyber-criminals targeting European corporations and governments managed to stay undetected since 2002 - until one security company found them.
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Siemens Patches Five Vulnerabilities in SIMATIC WinCC for PCS 7

Siemens Patches Five Vulnerabilities in SIMATIC WinCC for PCS 7 | SCADA | Scoop.it
Siemens has patched five vulnerabilities in its SIMATIC PCS 7 system that could result in privilege escalation and give an attacker unauthenticated access to sensitive data.
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Kaspersky: there are no distances in cyberspace - PanARMENIAN.Net

Kaspersky: there are no distances in cyberspace - PanARMENIAN.Net | SCADA | Scoop.it
Kaspersky: there are no distances in cyberspace PanARMENIAN.Net In an interview with The Telegraph, he described how a Latin American drug cartel had hacked the SCADA computer system running Antwerp's shipping port, so they could unload containers...
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SCADA systems Riddled with vulnerabilities

SCADA systems Riddled with vulnerabilities | SCADA | Scoop.it
SCADA systems are essential to the smooth running of critical infrastructure but can be exploited by software and hardware vulnerabilities. (SCADA systems riddled with vulnerabilities?
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Stuxnet, America's Nuclear Plant-Attacking Virus, Has Apparently Infected the International Space Station (Update: Apparently Not)

Stuxnet, America's Nuclear Plant-Attacking Virus, Has Apparently Infected the International Space Station (Update: Apparently Not) | SCADA | Scoop.it
The Stuxnet virus has now infected a Russian nuke plant, the ISS, and may even be heading for home.
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Hard-coded Credentials Still Haunt Many Legacy IoT Products - Forbes

Hard-coded Credentials Still Haunt Many Legacy IoT Products - Forbes | SCADA | Scoop.it
Hard-coded Credentials Still Haunt Many Legacy IoT Products
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The use of hard-coded credentials helped the Stuxnet virus spread among specific industrial control systems back in 2010.
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Did a cyber attack cause the blackout in Turkey?

Did a cyber attack cause the blackout in Turkey? | SCADA | Scoop.it
Did a cyber attack cause the blackout in Turkey?
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SCADA Engine BACnet OPC Server Vulnerabilities | ICS-CERT

OVERVIEWIndependent researcher Josep Pi Rodriguez has identified three vulnerabilities in the SCADA Engine BACnet OPC Server application. SCADA Engine has produced a new software version that mitigates these vulnerabilities. Josep Pi Rodriguez has tested the new software version to validate that it resolves all three vulnerabilities.These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely.AFFECTED PRODUCTSThe following BACnet OPC Server versions are affected:
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North Korea Blamed for Nuclear Power Plant Data Breach - eSecurity Planet

North Korea Blamed for Nuclear Power Plant Data Breach - eSecurity Planet | SCADA | Scoop.it
The North Korean government called the accusation 'a false judgement by an idiot.'
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Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon

Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon | SCADA | Scoop.it
Schau mal, ein tolles Hörbuch bei Audible.de: Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran's nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare - one in which a digital...
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Microsoft failed to properly patch the Stuxnet USB flaw in 2010... but has now ... - Graham Cluley Security News

Microsoft failed to properly patch the Stuxnet USB flaw in 2010... but has now ... - Graham Cluley Security News | SCADA | Scoop.it
For over four years, nobody noticed that a Microsoft patch designed to stop exploitation of a vulnerability used by the notorious Stuxnet worm could be easily circumvented. Now Microsoft has released a new patch, and not a moment too soon.
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'Trojan Horse' Bug Lurking in Vital US Computers

'Trojan Horse' Bug Lurking in Vital US Computers | SCADA | Scoop.it
A destructive “Trojan Horse” malware program has penetrated the software that runs much of the nation’s critical infrastructure and is poised to cause an economic catastrophe, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
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Smart meters open to hack attack

Smart meters open to hack attack | SCADA | Scoop.it
Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to cut power bills, two security researchers find.
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Press Release - "Harkonnen Operation" | CYBERTINEL - Signature-less Endpoint Security Platform

Press Release - "Harkonnen Operation" | CYBERTINEL - Signature-less Endpoint Security Platform | SCADA | Scoop.it
CYBERTINEL uncovers extensive computer espionage network hitting over 300 sensitive organizations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland Since 2002 the
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Expert: Basic hacks can compromise industrial control systems - Network World

Expert: Basic hacks can compromise industrial control systems - Network World | SCADA | Scoop.it
Industrial control systems for dams, power plants, chemical plants and the like can be hacked with simple phishing attacks followed up by using tools that are easily available through Metasploit, security pros were told at a conference here.
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Ukrainian 'Saboteur' Arrested At Bushehr - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Ukrainian 'Saboteur' Arrested At Bushehr - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty | SCADA | Scoop.it
Haaretz Ukrainian 'Saboteur' Arrested At Bushehr RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty A powerful piece of malware discovered in 2010, a computer worm called Stuxnet, wreaked havoc at Iranian nuclear facilities and was subsequently blamed on the United...
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Massive cyber attack on oil and energy industry in Norway

Massive cyber attack on oil and energy industry in Norway | SCADA | Scoop.it
As many as 300 oil and energy companies have been targeted in the largest ever coordinated cyber attack in Norway.
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NIST wants better SCADA security - Register

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NIST wants better SCADA security
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America's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants to take a hand in addressing the SCADA industry's chronic insecurity, by building a test bed for industrial control systems.
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