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As Stuxnet Anniversary Approaches, New SCADA Attack Is Discovered
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Bprince
Bprince,
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6/27/2014 | 11:10:40 PM
Re: Stuxnet is another thing
I agree that the level of complexity is very different. Regardless, I think it underscores the importance of limiting the attack surface and locking those systems down as much as possible. No question that these attacks are going to continue to go up.

BP
securityaffairs
securityaffairs,
User Rank: Ninja
6/27/2014 | 3:23:24 AM
Stuxnet is another thing
Hi guys I'm reading on the internet that some colleagues are comparing this attack to the Stuxnet case. Be aware the only factor in common is that both targeted an ISC/SCADA system, but the level of complexity behind the operation is totally different.

Stuxnet is considerable a cyber weapon exploited by governments to hit Iranian critical infrastructure, its development as requested a huge effort in terms of money, resources and skills. I don't want to go deep into the details of Stuxnet architecture, but the malware used in the recent attacks is considerable a game if compared to Stuxnet. The dangerous aspect of the story is that the number of cyber attacks against critical infrastructures is increasing and it is even easier to find open on the internet all the necessary to hit vital component in critical processes.

I afraid that we will see an explosion of similar attacks in the next months, in the majority of the cases they will go undetected and this is a real problem.

Give a look to a recent presentation I made with the popular hacker Raoul Chiesa at Security Summit in Rome

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/25984/security/xp-critical-infrastructure.html

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/26092/cyber-crime/cyber-espionage-havex.html
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
6/26/2014 | 10:07:10 PM
Admin Accounts
Again, it's these "watering hole" events, that make it crucial to have a standard account and an admin account with no internet capabilities. I know this isn't the main goal for this specific information gathering, however, if they wanted to they could use the spoofed app to pull credentials and gain industry information, change configurations, and potentially do major future damage. 

Just something to point out to help mitigate the risk of attacks that involve the watering hole event and potentientially stunt major detrimental damage.
David Wagner
David Wagner,
User Rank: Black Belt
6/26/2014 | 5:35:20 PM
Ominous
Wow, this isn't frightening at all. Just gathering intelligence for a future attack? Too-well-funded for anything but organized crime or a government?

Lovely.

So are Americans lucky here, or are we the next target?



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