A critical zero-day remote-access vulnerability in an industrial control system that is widely used in hospitals, military installations, manufacturing plants and other critical locations has been discovered and demonstrated by noted researchers Billy Rios and Terry McCorkle at the latest Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, Wired reported.
ICS-CERT has issued an alert about the existence and general availability of the proof-of-concept exploit code for a tool that can brute force passwords and thus gain access and control of programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
For many decades, Industrial Control Systems (ICS) have been the operational systems relied upon to safely and reliably deliver the essentials of daily life.
Security of critical facilities remains the topmost priority for the global oil and gas industry.
An FBI memo circulated internally and shared with New Jersey law enforcement this last summer has recently been published and tells of a compromise of the industrial control system of a New Jersey air conditioning company via a publicly documented backdoor.
By subscribing to our early morning news update, you will receive a daily digest of the latest security news published on Help Net Security.
With over 500 issues so far, reading our newsletter every Monday morning will keep you up-to-date with security risks out there.