Source: ZDNet

 – June 14th, 2019

 

In late 2017 it was revealed that hackers had infected the industrial control systems of a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia with malware – known as Triton or Trisis – which was designed to interfere with industrial safety systems.

The malware targeted the systems which controlled the emergency shutdown capabilities, and security companies warned that the attackers were developing the capability to cause physical damage and potentially shutdown operations.

 

The 2017 attack on the Saudi Arabian oil and gas facility represented an escalation of attacks on ICS (Industrial Control Systems) because the malware targeted safety systems and was designed to cause loss of life or physical damage.

 

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