German Steelworks hacked, causing “Massive Damage to Machinery”

Robert Lee reports this week on a hack against a German industrial facility which caused significant physical damage to industrial equipment.

Find the complete article here (article dated December 17, 2014).

“The BSI document states that a steelworks site was directly targeted using a very sophisticated spear phishing and social engineering method to gain access onto the office network of the facility. From there, the adversary moved into the production network which resulted in “massive damage to machinery.” They reported that failures became more frequent in the individual control components as well as the overall system and the failures resulted in the blast furnace not being regulated properly.”

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