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PLCs Vulnerable to Stealthy Pin Control Attacks

04
Nov
2016
PLCs Vulnerable to Stealthy Pin Control Attacks

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Researchers have discovered a new attack method that could allow malicious actors to disrupt and manipulate the physical processes managed by programmable logic controllers (PLCs) without being detected.

The attack method was detailed on Thursday at the Black Hat Europe 2016 security conference by Ali Abbasi, a Ph.D. candidate in the distributed and embedded system security group at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and Majid Hashemi, a research and development engineer at Quarkslab in France.

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