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
Anatomy Of A 'Cyber-Physical' Attack
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Kaytana22
50%
50%
Kaytana22,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/29/2015 | 1:03:58 PM
Hmmm
     It is only a matter of time really, the 'hacktivists' responsible are only going to get better at this. Sooner or later there is going to be a breach and things are going to get very messy. I was just talking to my husband about what would happen if they actually got into the system where they can cause a total shutdown or even an explosion of some kind. It always seems that no matter how good our system securities are, there is always someone out there that is better. I just hope we have the people to combat this threat and keep up on it, to keep people out of the places that we don't want them to be in.

-M. Cummings
SgS125
50%
50%
SgS125,
User Rank: Ninja
1/15/2015 | 3:45:33 PM
Wrench in the works
Reminds me of engineers talking about how they had to add bullet proof steel to electrical transformers because hill billys kept shooting holes in them with high power rifles.  Where there is a will.......

 

Or when striking workers at the meat packing plant simply cut the conveyor belts and left the plant.

 

Always a risk no matter where the "attack" comes from.
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
1/15/2015 | 12:10:39 PM
Re: Interesting
The physical barrier is significant. But it does make social engineering a much more serious risk..
Whoopty
50%
50%
Whoopty,
User Rank: Ninja
1/15/2015 | 10:45:52 AM
Interesting
It's very interesting to see that some of the stuff that science-fiction warned us about hackers, is potentially possible as hardware becomes smarter and more connected than ever before.

However, here's hoping that the world catches up to taking security seriously enough that only the most determined - and therefore potentially the most likely culprits - will be able to achieve some of the physical barrier crossings that you described. 


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-2021-46547
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-27
Cesanta MJS v2.20.0 was discovered to contain a SEGV vulnerability via /usr/local/bin/mjs+0x2c17e. This vulnerability can lead to a Denial of Service (DoS).
CVE-2021-46548
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-27
Cesanta MJS v2.20.0 was discovered to contain a SEGV vulnerability via add_lineno_map_item at src/mjs_bcode.c. This vulnerability can lead to a Denial of Service (DoS).
CVE-2021-46549
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-27
Cesanta MJS v2.20.0 was discovered to contain a SEGV vulnerability via parse_cval_type at src/mjs_ffi.c. This vulnerability can lead to a Denial of Service (DoS).
CVE-2021-46550
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-27
Cesanta MJS v2.20.0 was discovered to contain a SEGV vulnerability via free_json_frame at src/mjs_json.c. This vulnerability can lead to a Denial of Service (DoS).
CVE-2021-46553
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-27
Cesanta MJS v2.20.0 was discovered to contain a SEGV vulnerability via mjs_set_internal at src/mjs_object.c. This vulnerability can lead to a Denial of Service (DoS).