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ALERT: CyberAttack Underway Against US Gas Piplines May 6, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in cybersecurity, Industry News, InfoSec & Privacy, Risk & Risk Management, terrorism.
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According to stories on MSNBC, CNN, and other major outlets, “A major cyber attack is currently under way aimed squarely at computer networks belonging to US natural gas pipeline companies, according to alerts issued to the industry by the US Department of Homeland Security.”   On March 29th, 2012 the US Department of Homeland Security issued 3 confidential Amber Alerts warning that the US was facing a: “gas pipeline sector cyber intrusion campaign” against multiple pipeline companies.  The attacks, which began 4 months ago, are ongoing today.  The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS CERT), which is responsible for helping secure the nation’s industrial control systems said: (more…)

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