- “Hack attack causes ‘massive damage’ at steel works” via the BBC
- “Low-risk ‘worm’ removed at hacked South Korea nuclear operator” by Meeyoung Cho at Reuters
- “A cyberattack may have caused a Turkish oil pipeline to catch fire in 2008” by Ariel Bogle at Slate
- “Iranian hackers targeting critical infrastructure across the globe” by Amanda Vicinanzo at HSToday
In what was one of the biggest cybersecurity stories of 2014, Sony Pictures fell victim to a major data breach where terabytes of information was stolen that was then slowly leaked to the public over the course of weeks. The ensuing scandal over embarrassing executive emails and the revelation that North Korea may have been the culprit, spurring fears of cyberwar, dominated the December headlines. It overshadowed other important industrial cybersecurity stories with implications for the state of the industry as we head into 2015. These stories included the disclosure of a cyberattack against a German steel mill that caused massive damage to a blast furnace, and the discovery of a computer worm that was removed from devices connected to industrial control system (ICS) networks at a South Korean nuclear operator. Read about these developing stories and more in this month’s news roundup:
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