Sunday, June 03, 2018

New hacking group could threaten industrial control systems



A hacking group called XENOTIME has attracted attention for the capacity to hack and shut down industrial plants, after it did so in the Middle East last year.  The threat was written up by Shannon Varga in Axios here

DRAGOS expanded with more details in a blog post here

There could be dangers to water treatment plants, pipeline controls, and maybe some power plants. 
But it is not clear how they would get into a system off the public Internet.

The name of the group seems to be related to the Pokemon game.

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