Critical Infrastructure

22 03, 2019

LockerGoga Attack Hits Norsk Hydro, Stalls Production

By |2019-03-25T10:34:10-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Critical Infrastructure|Comments Off on LockerGoga Attack Hits Norsk Hydro, Stalls Production

Norsk Hydro, a leading European aluminum company with operations in more than 50 countries, was hit by a LockerGoga ransomware attack on March 18. The attack was far-reaching, with Norsk Hydro’s chief financial officer Eivind Kallevik sharing that “the entire worldwide network is down, affecting our production as well as our office operations.” As a [...]

20 02, 2019

OT Networks Saw Attacks Continue to Rise in 2018

By |2019-02-20T09:43:46-07:00February 20th, 2019|Critical Infrastructure|Comments Off on OT Networks Saw Attacks Continue to Rise in 2018

OT networks were under increasing attack last year, according to Skybox Security’s recently published 2019 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report. In this blog, we’re examine why such attacks are on the rise, identify the roadblocks standing in the way of much-needed progress and give advice about how you can secure your OT network. OT Networks [...]

22 02, 2017

LogicLocker Brings Ransomware to SCADA Networks

By |2017-10-10T15:05:20-07:00February 22nd, 2017|Critical Infrastructure|Comments Off on LogicLocker Brings Ransomware to SCADA Networks

LogicLocker is a proof of concept demonstrating a ransomware attack on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks common in critical infrastructure facilities. LogicLocker locks out legitimate users from programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in water treatment plants and threatens to dump harmful amounts of chlorine into the water supply if the ransom is not paid. [...]

14 11, 2016

Bridging the Gap Between IT and OT Network Security

By |2017-10-04T10:13:09-07:00November 14th, 2016|Critical Infrastructure|Comments Off on Bridging the Gap Between IT and OT Network Security

Cyberattacks on systems managed by industrial control system (ICS) networks can have a catastrophic impact on safety, economies and critical services, which makes them a notorious and potentially lucrative target. “From a technology perspective, these networks are especially attractive, which is why we’re seeing more attackers target them,” said Skybox VP of Products Ravid Circus. [...]