Pierluigi Paganini February 07, 2021
The number of ICS flaws in 2020 was 24,72% higher compared to 2019

The number of vulnerabilities discovered in industrial control system (ICS) products surged in 2020, security firm Claroty reports. According to a report published by the industrial cybersecurity firm Claroty that focuses on the second half of 2020, the number of flaws discovered in industrial control system (ICS) products in 2020 (893 flaws) was 24,72% higher […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2020
NI CompactRIO controller flaw could allow disrupting production

A serious flaw in National Instruments CompactRIO controllers could allow remote attackers to disrupt production processes in an organization. A high-severity vulnerability affecting CompactRIO controllers manufactured by the vendor National Instruments (NI) could allow remote attackers to disrupt production processes in an organization. The National Instruments CompactRIO product, a rugged, real-time controller that provides high-performance […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2020
Security flaws in Schneider Electric PLCs allow full take over

Schneider Electric released advisories for multiple flaws, including issues that can allow taking control of Modicon M221 PLCs. Schneider Electric released security advisories for multiple vulnerabilities impacting various products, including four issues that can be exploited by attackers to take control of Modicon M221 programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Four encryption and authentication issues in Modicon […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 24, 2020
US Treasury imposes sanctions on a Russian research institute behind Triton malware

US Treasury Department announced sanctions against Russia’s Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics behind Triton malware. The US Treasury Department announced sanctions against a Russian research institute for its alleged role in the development of the Triton malware. “Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated, pursuant to […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 01, 2020
Flaws in leading industrial remote access systems allow disruption of operations

Experts found critical security flaws in two popular industrial remote access systems that could be exploited by threat actors for malicious purposes. Security researchers from Israeli firm OTORIO found critical vulnerabilities in leading industrial remote access systems that could be exploited by attackers to ban access to industrial production floors, hack into company networks, tamper […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 27, 2020
NSA/CISA joint report warns on attacks on critical industrial systems

NSA is warning of cyber attacks launched by foreign threat actors against organizations in the critical infrastructure sector across the U.S. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert warning of cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructure across the U.S. “Over recent months, cyber-actors have demonstrated their […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2020
Hackers targeted ICS/SCADA systems at water facilities, Israeli government warns

The Israeli authorities are alerting organizations in the water industry following a series of cyberattacks that hit water facilities in the country. The Israeli government has issued an alert to organizations in the water sector following a series of cyberattacks that targeted the water facilities. Israel’s National Cyber Directorate announced to have received reports of […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 18, 2020
Coronavirus-themed campaign targets energy sector with PoetRAT

Threat actors employed the previously-undetected PoetRAT Trojan in a Coronavirus-themed campaign aimed at government and energy sectors.  Cisco Talos researchers have uncovered a new Coronavirus-themed campaign employing a previously-undiscovered RAT tracked as PoetRAT. The attacks targeted the Azerbaijan government and utility companies, the malicious code was designed to infect supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 28, 2020
Critical buffer overflow in CODESYS allows remote code execution

Experts discovered an easily exploitable heap-based buffer overflow flaw, tracked as CVE-2020-10245, that exists in the CODESYS web server. A critical heap-based buffer overflow flaw in a web server for the CODESYS automation software for engineering control systems could be exploited by a remote, unauthenticated attacker to crash a server or execute arbitrary code. CODESYS […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2020
Talos found tens of dangerous flaws in WAGO Controllers

Cisco Talos experts discovered tens of flaws in WAGO products that expose controllers and human-machine interface (HMI) panels to remote attacks. Talos and Germany’s VDE CERT this week published advisories describing roughly 30 vulnerabilities identified in devices made by WAGO, a German company specializing in electrical connection and automation solutions. The vulnerabilities affect PFC100 and PFC200 programmable […]