Security Firm Finds It's Frighteningly Easy To Hack Utility Grids

May 03, 2018

Industrial control systems manage everything from water treatment plants to the ISS.Now, a global security firm says they're eminently vulnerable to malicious hackers.Positive Technologies was able to penetrate 73% of industrial organizations.And in 82% of the penetrations, they were able to leapfrog into larger ICS's.The greatest weaknesses were a result of faulty web applications.But managers are loathe to fix them, as it would require expensive downtime.