Insecure SCADA Systems Blamed in Rash of Pipeline Data Network Attacks

After a cyberattack shut down numerous pipeline communication networks this week, experts are stressing the importance of securing third-party systems in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) environments.

Over the past two days, various major U.S. pipelines across the country reported data system blackouts after a third-party electronic communication system was attacked. That electronic data interchange (EDI) system, which was identified as Energy Services Group’s Latitude Technologies Unit, controls computer-to-computer document exchanges with customers.

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Source: ThreatPost