A silver bullet for the attacker. A study into the security of hardware license tokens

22 January 2018

Why we decided to analyze SafeNet Sentinel Vulnerabilities and attack vectors Peculiar functionality Non-transparent security Update software to the current version (7.6) ASAP   In the past years, the problem of vulnerabilities in industrial automation systems has been becoming increasingly important. The fact that industrial control systems have been developing in parallel with IT systems,...
MLAD: Machine Learning for Anomaly Detection

16 January 2018

Modern industrial control systems (ICS) are cyber-physical systems that include IT infrastructure and operational technologies or OT infrastructure. Attacks on OT pose the greatest danger and are very difficult to detect. The MLAD (Machine Learning for Anomaly Detection) technology is designed to protect OT.
Industrial Enterprise and IoT Security Threats: Forecast for 2018

30 November 2017

The Threat Landscape in 2017 The year 2017 was one of the most intensive in terms of incidents affecting the information security of industrial systems. Security experts discovered hundreds of new vulnerabilities, researched new threat vectors targeting ICS and industrial processes, collected and analyzed statistics on accidental infections of industrial systems and detected targeted attacks...
The Relevance of WPA2 Vulnerabilities and KRACK Attacks to Industrial Systems

15 November 2017

Critical vulnerabilities that have recently been identified in the WPA2 protocol enable threat actors to carry out Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks and force devices connected to the network to reinstall encryption keys that protect traffic. These vulnerabilities can be used, among other things, to implement attacks on industrial automation systems.
Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems in H1 2017

28 September 2017

Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT) publishes the results of its research on the threat landscape for industrial automation systems for the first six months of 2017.
WannaCry on industrial networks: error correction

22 June 2017

During the period from 12 to 15 May 2017, numerous companies across the globe were attacked by a network cryptoworm called WannaCry. The worm’s victims include various manufacturing companies, oil refineries, city infrastructure objects and electrical distribution network facilities.
Vulnerable System Update Statistics. General Electric

19 June 2017

This article is devoted to vulnerabilities in General Electric products. The article looks only at known vulnerabilities, a list of which was prepared based using the MITRE CVE database. All the vulnerabilities in question were uncovered in 2012 – 2016.
Nigerian phishing: industrial companies under attack

15 June 2017

In late 2016, the Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT) reported on phishing attacks that were primarily targeting industrial companies from the metallurgy, electric power, construction, engineering and other sectors.
Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems in the second half of 2016

28 March 2017

The Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT) is starting a series of regular publications about our research devoted to the threat landscape for industrial organizations.
Vulnerability in Industrial Control software and quality of the patch management

09 December 2016

Kaspersky Lab ICS-CERT is launching a series of articles devoted to vulnerability analysis across the world. The articles aim to highlight patch management problems in the ICS world. Each article will focus on one popular ICS vendor and known vulnerabilities according to the MITRE Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database.