Rail networks aren’t the only thing that can be hacked into via SCADA vulnerabilities. Medicine and medication dosages can be altered, contaminate water systems, overflow sewage systems, and the food industry can produce contaminated or poisonous food. These are only but a few of the real risks and dangers America faces — and will likely come under attack from.
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Here is one such example post:
Serious flaws in rail networks are opening trains to stealing and derailment according to a group of Russian industrial control specialist hackers known as Scada Strangelove.
Sergey Gordeychik, Aleksandr Timorin and Gleb Gritsai say that there are possible paths between the operational systems and passenger entertainment systems on some trains.
The team says that human programming mistakes are the reason for remote code execution holes that have the potential to affect interlocking systems. In particular they highlighted the threat from bugs in device drivers and the complexity of interlocked systems on the rail networks, stations and ticketing systems which can be very complex in systems throughout Europe.
Full article: SCADA hackers reveal endemic ICS vulnerabilities in European rail (SC Magazine UK)