Dept. of Homeland Security Now Warns 'Rising Threats' from Middle East Hackers
May 15, 2013
ICS-Cert, the U.S. government computer monitoring agency, warns of rising hack attacks from the Middle East (quick, name a country that begins with a “I” and ends with an “n”) against corporate targets.
Unlike China’s concerted and sanctioned cyber-attacks – which aim to create backdoors into systems and steal information – these hackers are seeking to gain control over industrial (and in at least one case, chemical) facilities to do real damage.
Just more evidence that the current SCADA system of using the Internet for industrial control is fatally flawed.