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When a Nuclear Plant is Hacked, It’s Time for New Best Practices

May 2nd, 2016 / By

As reported April 27, one such incident involved the Gundremmingen plant in Germany that was found to be infected with malware intended to allow remote access. Even though the viruses seem to have posed no threat to operations of the plant 75 miles from Munich, it’s scary stuff when malware finds its way into a nuclear facility, and onto its industrial control system (ICS).


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The High Cost of Playing Down ICS Cybersecurity

June 20th, 2014 / By

When Reuters reported May 20 that an unnamed American utility’s control system was hacked, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the story and DHS pointed out that despite no apparent operational impact, the utility probably had been hacked before. The agency’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) said, according to Reuters, that employees probably let the hackers in through an Internet portal that used a password system vulnerable to brute force hacks.


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