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?



Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
How Enterprises Are Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in Today's Environment
The adoption of cloud services spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in pressure on cyber-risk professionals to focus on vulnerabilities and new exposures that stem from pandemic-driven changes. Many cybersecurity pros expect fundamental, long-term changes to their organization's computing and data security due to the shift to more remote work and accelerated cloud adoption. Download this report from Dark Reading to learn more about their challenges and concerns.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-21722
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-27
PJSIP is a free and open source multimedia communication library written in C language implementing standard based protocols such as SIP, SDP, RTP, STUN, TURN, and ICE. In version 2.11.1 and prior, there are various cases where it is possible that certain incoming RTP/RTCP packets can potentially ca...
CVE-2022-21723
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-27
PJSIP is a free and open source multimedia communication library written in C language implementing standard based protocols such as SIP, SDP, RTP, STUN, TURN, and ICE. In versions 2.11.1 and prior, parsing an incoming SIP message that contains a malformed multipart can potentially cause out-of-boun...
CVE-2021-41166
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-26
The Nextcloud Android app is the Android client for Nextcloud, a self-hosted productivity platform. An issue in versions prior to 3.17.1 may lead to sensitive information disclosure. An unauthorized app that does not have the otherwise required `MANAGE_DOCUMENTS` permission may view image thumbnails...
CVE-2021-32841
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-26
SharpZipLib (or #ziplib) is a Zip, GZip, Tar and BZip2 library. Starting version 1.3.0 and prior to version 1.3.3, a check was added if the destination file is under destination directory. However, it is not enforced that `destDir` ends with slash. If the `destDir` is not slash terminated like `/hom...
CVE-2021-32849
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-26
Gerapy is a distributed crawler management framework. Prior to version 0.9.9, an authenticated user could execute arbitrary commands. This issue is fixed in version 0.9.9. There are no known workarounds.