Cyber Wars

Article in: Hydrocarbon Engineering, October 2010

Every month security researchers discover hundreds of new worms and viruses attacking the world's computer systems. Usually, few in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and process control take notice

In early July 2010, however, a new type of computer worm was discovered that shocked experts in the industrial automation community. Called Stuxnet, this worm had been designed specifically to attack the Siemens WinCC, PCS7 and STEP7 control systems. Suddenly industrial control systems had moved from an accidental target to the centre of the bullseye.

Kevin Staggs, Honeywell ACS Advanced Technology Labs, USA, and Eric Byres, Byres Security Inc., Canada; "Cyber Security", Hydrocarbon Engineering, October 2010

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