Cring ransomware continues assault on industrial organizations with aging applications, VPNs

The Cring ransomware group continues to make a name for itself through attacks on aging ColdFusion servers and VPNs after emerging earlier this year. Experts like Digital Shadows Sean Nikkel told ZDNet that what makes Cring interesting is that so Read More …

Ransomware: Industrial services top the hit list – but cyber criminals are diversifying

Businesses in industrial goods and services are still the most popular target for ransomware attacks, but cyber criminals are increasingly diversifying which organisations they’re extorting. Ransomware has become a major cybersecurity issue, as cyber criminals infiltrate networks and encrypt servers Read More …

Security company warns of Mitsubishi industrial control vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity company Nozomi Networks Labs has warned the industrial control system (ICS) security community about 5 vulnerabilities affecting Mitsubishi safety PLCs. In a new report, the company said Mitsubishi acknowledged the issues — which are focused on the authentication implementation Read More …

The Next Disruptive ICS Attacker: A Disgruntled Insider?

Often, the most critical threats come from within an organization itself. This is true for all sectors, but it is especially true for industrial control systems (ICS). Technicians in these environments already have access to plant controls and may have Read More …

Industrial Networks Exposed Through Cloud-Based Operational Tech

The benefits of using a cloud-based management platform to monitor and configure industrial control systems (ICS) devices are obvious — efficiency, cost-savings and better diagnostics just for starters. But new research found critical vulnerabilities in these platforms that could be Read More …

Modipwn: code execution vulnerability discovered in Schneider Electric Modicon PLCs

A vulnerability discovered in Schneider Electric (SE) Modicon programmable logic controllers (PLCs) allows full takeover of the industrial chips. Discovered by Armis researchers, the vulnerability can be used to bypass existing security mechanisms in PLCs to hijack the devices and Read More …

Microsoft finds memory allocation holes in range of IoT and industrial technology

The security research group for Azure Defender for IoT, dubbed Section 52, has found a batch of bad memory allocation operations in code used in Internet of Things and operational technology (OT) such as industrial control systems that could lead Read More …

The Security dilemma of smart factories [Part 3] Fundamental security risks in robot languages

Industrial robots are the core of the automation of manufacturing processes in smart factories, and are the most important components as they support the manufacture of all kinds of products such as automobiles, aircraft, processed foods, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, Read More …

New survey report released: The state of industrial cybersecurity (Part 2)

This article is a second part of our three-part blog series, explaining the result of Trend Micro’s latest survey about industrial cybersecurity. The previous post showed the result of this survey- most IT and OT people recognize the biggest challenge Read More …

Industrial IoT Needs to Catch Up to Consumer IoT

When it comes to cybersecurity, industrial IT—consisting mainly of operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS)—has failed to keep up with development in the enterprise IT world. That’s mostly because industries’ adoption of internet technology has been slower when Read More …