Thursday, June 28, 2012

Conservative news sources warn of retaliation for govt involvement for Stuxnet, Flame

The multiple news stories about the reported role of the US government (NSA) in the Stuxnet work cyber propagation against Iran is raising fears of “payback” against US infrastructure, according to a front page story in The Washington Times Thursday, by Shaun Waterman, link here
The main issue is why so many industrial control systems (ICS) are easily accessible through the public Internet.  The software itself is reported to be accessible, not the facility (like power plant or oil pipeline pumping station) that uses it in a distributed fashion.
One of the more immediate concerns relates to the Keystone Pipeline components.  

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