Title Vanishing Point: New PLC Malware Leverages Processor Problems to Go Dark Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet IBM Security Intelligence Media type Web Country/Territory Netherlands Date 3/12/16 Description Malicious actors have historically passed over programmable logic controllers (PLCs) — the devices that control and monitor sensors, valves and motors in the manufacturing and energy industries — in favor of easier targets. Until recently, PLCs were separated from public-facing networks.
Thanks to the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, companies have started to shift away from internal-only models. As noted by CSO Online, however, this also opened the door for security researchers to create a new kind of PLC malware that leverages existing problems with microprocessors to operate undetected and wreak significant havoc.
Producer/Author Douglas Bonderud URL https://securityintelligence.com/news/vanishing-point-new-plc-malware-leverages-processor-problems-to-go-dark/ Persons Ali Abbasi
- Industrial Control System