New malware attacks safety systems
IT Manager Daily
JANUARY 10, 2018
Emergency shutdown systems have been targeted by a new malware attack. Threat: A malware attack called TRITON targeted control systems that provide emergency shutdowns for industrial processes. Damage risk: The malware can reprogram the SIS to allow unsafe conditions, leading to physical hazards and threats to human safety. Fixes/Workarounds: Implement hardware features, like switches controlled by physical keys, that allow systems to be manually controlled.