The fast growing technology is taking human civilization one step ahead in every moment. The daily updates and new inventions give a new hope to mankind. Along with this malware and virus comes across with a ill motive to hinder the progress of daily routine works and positive progressions. Recently, a new attack has been confirmed and is now targeting on the industrial system specifically the SCADA.
What is the SCADA?
SCADA or supervisory control and data acquisition is a kind of industrial system which mainly monitor and control the overall system of industrial process.One of the industrialized companies is the Siemens Corporation.
The Siemens Group
The Siemens Corporation is a wide organization with so many branches that concerns mostly on technologies and its process. One of its specialized branch it the industry sector.
But just recently, the Corporation has experienced a great attack that threatens its business service as a whole.
Recent report has stated about a consumer on the Siemens Company that has been affected by the current industry type of worm attack. It has been added that the attack was uncertain and they will investigate about the severity of the damage by the attack.
This is a new type of worm attack that specifically made for industry control system. Although the worm has made its first move on an unidentified Iranian organization, the effects and the level of threat the worm will cause is still under observation.
This new type of worm is called “Stuxnet”.
A great trouble for all the industry specialized companies because of little information about the said worm. Aside from its previous recorded attacks, further information has yet to be unveiled. Although some experiments were done under some Virus experts, they didn’t confirmed that the issue is resolved yet.
How does it affect the system?
It steals information by hacking passwords with the aid of connecting to the main system of security of the industry’s operating system. It is termed to be a great business threat because it allows criminals to falsify and forge products being manufactured by the Companies.
The Microsoft Corporation has been reporting also of having this kind of attack on other parts of the world. It has been logged into the security system about the attempts of infection.
Companies like Siemens have taken its measures regarding the issues. Many consumer guidelines and advisory have been published in order to warn the consumers about this worm.
Some serious troubles regarding malware attacks over the web and into network communications have taken placed, but this is something new to the people and still does not have any background information regarding its origin and specifications aside from its serious attacking of industrial sectors.