Spear phishing poses threat to industrial control systems

    Date26 Sep 2013
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    While the energy industry may fear the appearance of another Stuxnet on the systems they use to keep oil and gas flowing and the electric grid powered, an equally devastating attack could come from a much more mundane source: phishing. Rather than worry about exotic cyber weapons like Stuxnet and its big brother, Flame, companies that have Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems -- computer systems that monitor and control industrial processes -- should make sure that their anti-phishing programs are in order, say security experts.
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