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Expert: Basic hacks can compromise industrial control systems

Tim Greene | Oct. 2, 2014
Atlanta -- Sophisticated attacks like Stuxnet aren't necessary to compromise industrial control systems for dams, power plants, chemical plants and the like. Rather, simple phishing attacks followed up by using tools that are easily available through Metasploit will do the trick, security pros were told at a conference in Atlanta this week.

The speaker recommended that security architects at sites using industrial control systems follow National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines for such systems.


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