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Cyberattack on a German steel mill stopped a blast furnace from turning off!

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Using spear-phishing attacks, hackers infiltrated the business network of a steel mill, then they gained enough access to cause havoc with the plant equipment, according to a report from Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security acquired by Wired:

“Failures accumulated in individual control components or entire systems,” the report notes. As a result, the plant was “unable to shut down a blast furnace in a regulated manner” which resulted in “massive damage to the system.”

For the full story:

http://gizmodo.com/a-cyberattack-caused-real-life-chaos-at-a-german-steel-1678256518

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Author: Shane Pringle

Technical Security Consultant for SecureData Africa

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