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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Energy Malware Sabotage

 Note link to PLCs, common in all industry. 

U.S. Warns Newly Discovered Malware Could Sabotage Energy Plants

The Washington Post, Joseph Menn, April 13, 2022

U.S. officials warn of newly discovered malware that could infiltrate industrial facilities and cause explosions at energy plants. Investigators said the Pipedream malware can target virtually any power plant by manipulating common equipment found in nearly all complex industrial plants, such as the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that link industrial operations. Private security experts who analyzed Pipedream in tandem with government agencies suspect it is Russian and targets liquefied natural gas plants; they said building effective countermeasures would take months or years. Federal agencies are advising the energy sector and others to deploy monitoring programs, and to impose multifactor authentication for remote logins. ... ' 

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