Cybersecurity researchers double SCADA vulnerability finds

Independent cybersecurity researchers found nearly double the number of vulnerabilities in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in the first six months of 2018 as they did in the first half of 2017, according to a new report by Japanese multinational Trend Micro, amid rising concerns about infrastructure security.

The 202 holes spotted in such industrial control systems are not necessarily a bad thing – they are being disclosed because vendors are engaging in bug bounty programmes, which pay out to security researchers who can find flaws in their software or hardware potentially exploitable by a malicious hacker.

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Source: World Pipelines