And the Americans / Israeli's destroyed centrifuges in Iran.
We'll call it a draw.
It's pub o'clock.
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged seven Iranian hackers over a string of high-profile distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against banks. The seven allegedly worked with Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-affiliated entities to run a coordinated campaign of cyber attacks against the US financial sector. One …
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Your SCADA files got encrypted? And you're being asked for ransom? <Terry Jones voice> "You got a nice water plant there, New York -- be a shame if sumfing happened to it..."
The thing is, so far there's not a large monetary value seen in hacking SCADA. AFAIK, most non-vandalism hacks have been to co-opt servers for botnets.
That could change.
Not just water treatment works, more money in the big corporates and less chance of a terrorism conviction - think "nice office you've got there JP Morgan, how much would it cost if the lifts started dropping uncontrollably or the power cut out."
For obvious reasons these don't get much publicity but our security consultants assure us that they're happening.
Good point, bad example - elevators don't work (or rather fail, in this case) like that. You'd have to cut the cables and disable the emergency brakes. That's a black bag job involving power tools or explosives.
If the target is something like JP Morgan, an attack on their lines of communications would be really threatening.
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