Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
As Stuxnet Anniversary Approaches, New SCADA Attack Is Discovered
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Bprince
50%
50%
Bprince,
User Rank: Ninja
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
50%
50%
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
50%
50%
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
50%
50%
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?



Navigating Security in the Cloud
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, Okta,  12/4/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Navigating the Deluge of Security Data
In this Tech Digest, Dark Reading shares the experiences of some top security practitioners as they navigate volumes of security data. We examine some examples of how enterprises can cull this data to find the clues they need.
Flash Poll
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Frustrated with recurring intrusions and breaches, cybersecurity professionals are questioning some of the industrys conventional wisdom. Heres a look at what theyre thinking about.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-16772
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-07
The serialize-to-js NPM package before version 3.0.1 is vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS). It does not properly mitigate against unsafe characters in serialized regular expressions. This vulnerability is not affected on Node.js environment since Node.js's implementation of RegExp.prototype.to...
CVE-2019-9464
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In various functions of RecentLocationApps.java, DevicePolicyManagerService.java, and RecognitionService.java, there is an incorrect warning indicating an app accessed the user's location. This could dissolve the trust in the platform's permission system, with no additional execution privileges need...
CVE-2019-2220
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In checkOperation of AppOpsService.java, there is a possible bypass of user interaction requirements due to mishandling application suspend. This could lead to local information disclosure no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVers...
CVE-2019-2221
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In hasActivityInVisibleTask of WindowProcessController.java there�s a possible bypass of user interaction requirements due to incorrect handling of top activities in INITIALIZING state. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with no additional execution privileges need...
CVE-2019-2222
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
n ihevcd_parse_slice_data of ihevcd_parse_slice.c, there is a possible out of bounds write due to a missing bounds check. This could lead to remote code execution with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVersions: Android-8.0 Android...