Infrastructure Hacking

Hacking

Russian Malware Was Apparently Used in an Attempt to Sabotage a Saudi Petrol Plant

Cybersecurity firm FireEye points the finger at the Russian government and a government-linked facility for creating a destructive malware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.23.18
Internet Insecurity

People Are Recklessly Speculating That the Massachusetts Gas Explosions Were a Stuxnet-Related Hack

There's no evidence that the Massachusetts gas explosions are caused by hackers, but that hasn't stopped people from baseless speculations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.14.18
Infrastructure Hacking

GCHQ Says Hackers Have Likely Compromised UK Energy Sector Targets

The news comes after the FBI and Homeland Security warned hackers had targeted US energy firms too.
Joseph Cox
7.17.17
Internet Insecurity

The Malware Used Against The Ukrainian Power Grid Is More Dangerous Than Anyone Thought

Researchers have discovered a new powerful—and dangerous—malware that targets industrial control systems.
Kim Zetter
6.12.17
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Are Remotely Controlling Industrial Robots Now

Security researchers have found multiple vulnerabilities into a specific model of robot arm used in factories.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.3.17
Internet Insecurity

Don’t Worry About ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor,’ But Hackers Are Already Targeting Our Critical Infrastructure

Cyber defenders still don’t understand the real threats that the power grid, energy plants and other critical infrastructure face.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.21.17
The internet of hackable things

A New Type of Malware Can Lock Power Plant Computers For Ransom

For now, it’s just a lab experiment, but the researchers behind the first industrial control system ransomware believe it’s just a matter of time before criminals take note.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.14.17
russia

The Ukrainian Power Grid Was Hacked Again

Experts say the country appears to be a “testbed” for cyber attacks that could be used around the world.
Kim Zetter
1.10.17
video

Who Hacked The Lights In Ukraine?

Almost a year after one of the few cyberattacks in history to cause damage that spilled into the real world, nobody knows for sure who did it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.1.16
News

Here’s a List of Unknown Software Bugs a Hacking Contractor Claimed to Have

As governments require more hacking powers, shady companies will sell them the necessary tools.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.13.16
Hacking

This Leaked Catalog Offers ‘Weaponized Information’ That Can Flood the Web

For €2,500 a day, governments could buy large scale astroturf campaigns, and for €1 million, services to create false criminal charges.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.2.16
Infosec

How Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Real-Life Disasters

Should we really be worried about a “Cyber Pearl Harbor”?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.16
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