Critical infrastructure at risk again from Stuxnet-like attack


A dozen vulnerabilities including previously undisclosed exploits have been discovered in software used to maintain industrial control systems (ICS) which could lead to another devastating attack on highly-prevalent critical infrastructure.

The researchers from Tenable likened the vulnerabilities to those in the family of devices affected by the infamous Stuxnet attack on an Iranian nuclear facility, adding that the software affected is used across nearly every business vertical.

The vulnerabilities affected four of the most popular ICS vendors: Siemens, Fuji Electric, Schneider Electric, and Rockwell Automation, all of which make some of the most widely used operational technologies in the world.

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Source: ITPro