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Siemens industrial plant firmware malware

Quoting the Register article:

[…]Malware posing as legitimate firmware for Siemens control gear has apparently infected industrial equipment worldwide over the past four years. The cyber-nasty is packaged as software to be installed on Siemens programmable logic controllers (PLC), we’re told. At least 10 industrial plants – seven in the US – were found running the infected firmware, a study by industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos claims. According to the Texas-based biz, this particular malware was specifically thrown at industrial control equipment. Exactly what it does, or did, is not explained, although it is described as “crimeware”. […]

The Dragos blog post is worth reading:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/22/malware_siemens_plc_firmware/

https://dragos.com/blog/mimics/

 

 

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