SCADA attack

SCADA attack

Unauthorized access into a SCADA system in order to cause harm. Pumps and motors are made to run faster than normal, equipment is turned on and off, and valves and controls are switched erroneously, all of which are designed to make the machinery run out of control in a prescribed sequence. The system is either damaged, stops working altogether or causes some other type of destruction. The famous Stuxnet worm that damaged nuclear machinery in Iran is an example of a SCADA attack. See Stuxnet and SCADA.
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The most notorious and widespread SCADA attack to take place against the pharmaceutical industry is known as Dragonfly, also called Havex, which sought to steal and corrupt data.
As SCADA attacks shift from the possible to the inevitable, pharmaceutical companies must find a strategy to protect themselves and their customers.
Today, SCADA runs over TCP IP, and although you may think it is over a private fibre network, or APN, or a private wifi network, that, in our opinion, is barely enough to secure the fortress from a SCADA attack.
This approach will be adopted to develop efficient detection of SCADA attacks and will be evaluated using the TASSCS resources.
April 2015--Number of SCADA attacks doubles: According to the 2015 Dell Security Annual Threat Report, SCADA attacks are on the rise.
It is not unreasonable for some organizations to dismiss the recent talk of SCADA attacks as nothing more than scare tactics.
SCADA attacks are on the rise, according to the 2015 Dell Security Annual Threat Report released this week.
Since companies are only required to report data breaches that involve personal or payment information, SCADA attacks often go unreported," said Patrick Sweeney, executive director, Dell Security.
The majority of SCADA attacks were in Finland, the UK, and