PLCs Possessed: Researchers Create ‘Undetectable’ Rootkit

22 September 2016

Article published in DarkReading about work done in WP7:
PLCs Possessed: Researchers Create ‘Undetectable’ Rootkit

Summary:
A article has been published on the security community website ‘Dark Reading’ about the work done in WP7 of the project PREEMPTIVE.

Researchers have discovered a way to silently manipulate the programmable logic controller (PLC) systems that control water, power, and other industrial processes without getting caught. An attack on PLCs has been created by Ph.D researcher Ali Abbasi (University of Twente, The Netherlands) and Majid Hashemi (independent security researcher) that cannot be detected.
This new PLC rootkit will be demonstrated in November at the Black Hat Europe conference in London.

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