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Companies on Watch After US, Iran Claim Cyberattacks
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6/27/2019 | 2:10:54 PM
US claims cyber-attacks.
Thank you for this well written post. I was reading some of the information submitted; this is a result of the attack on Iranian cubterfuges that occurred years ago (yeah, this came from us - Stuxnet). At this point, we will be held responsible for the covert actions of a government that has run rampant in their cyber-kill chain (literally).
"The US and Iran both view cybersecurity as a potential response option that offers lower risk than a kinetic or military strike," he said. "So we will continue to see more of this because it doesn't necessarily trigger an escalatory response from the other side."

I agree with this assertion, look at what we are doing (US):
  • Stuxnet - 2010, Triton, Nitro Zeus, and Pegasus/Trident.

I mean at some point, we had to know that they were going to reverse engineer this virus and unleash a Cyber-Apocalypse on the US. I am not so sure if our utility infrastructrure will be able to handle it . Also, remember, they have tried this already with Triton, thankfully this was thwarted most recently https://ubm.io/2IFcbA0 (Triton Attack). This is what "FireEye" said about the attack - https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2017/12/attackers-deploy-new-ics-attack-framework-triton.html

  • The TRITON malware contained the capability to communicate with Triconex SIS controllers (e.g. send specific commands such as halt or read its memory content) and remotely reprogram them with an attacker-defined payload. The TRITON sample Mandiant analyzed added an attacker-provided program to the execution table of the Triconex controller. This sample left legitimate programs in place, expecting the controller to continue operating without a fault or exception. If the controller failed, TRITON would attempt to return it to a running state. If the controller did not recover within a defined time window, this sample would overwrite the malicious program with invalid data to cover its tracks.
    This sounds very similar to Stuxnet (we made this), we need to initiate a "a stand-down" order on the attacks we are initiating from the US to other OCONUS locations or this situation will only get worse. A word to the wise, I think we have been warned enough and we continue to play with fire.


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