The Department of Homeland Security recently warned:
“…that Anonymous hacktivists may cyberattack industrial control systems. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security and Idaho National Laboratory have engaged in mock hack-offs to wreak havoc and to highlight the vulnerabilities at factories, electrical plants and chemical facilities.”
It isn’t a surprise that attacks are increasing on industrial control systems. Claiming responsibility for knocking out an electricity company may seem cool, but I’m not sure how “cool” it would be when they realized they knocked out their own Internet and cable connection.
This brings up a great reason to attend our Ohio SCADA Security Symposium on November 1. Click here for details!