'Industrial control systems' faced attacks from US, China...and, er, Laos

By Archean
Mar 20, 2013
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  1. SCADA honeypots attract swarm of international hackers

    'Industrial control systems' faced attacks from US, China...and, er, Laos

    The security weaknesses of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) industrial control systems have been a major focus of interest in information security circles for the last three years or so thanks to Stuxnet, Duqu, and other similar noteworthy attacks. Trend Micro threat researcher and SCADA security expert Kyle Wilhoit set out to look into this phenomenon in greater depth by setting up a internet-facing honeypot and record attempted attacks. The honeypot architecture developed by Wilhoit directly mimics those of real industrial control systems and SCADA devices.

    TBH, I never expected Laos to be in this type of news ........... but I guess nothing can be ruled, or rather one is guilty unless proven otherwise.

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