In this session, Mark Plemmons, Sr. Director for Threat Intelligence at Dragos, dives deep into the technical details and real-world impact on the modular ICS attack framework known as PIPEDREAM/Incontroller that can be used to disrupt and/or destruct devices in industrial environments. In April 2022, a joint advisory from the Department of Energy, CISA, NSA and the FBI warned that unidentified APT actors have created this suite of specialized tools capable of causing major damage to PLCs from Schneider Electric and OMRON Corp. and servers from open-source OPC Foundation. Analysts believe the malware has not been deployed yet in the wild and that its operator likely plans on using it in future operations. Based on analysis, the framework has been designed to target equipment in electric power and liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities, but it could easily be adapted for other types of environments, as well as devices beyond Schneider and Omron PLCs.
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In this session, Mark Plemmons, Sr. Director for Threat Intelligence at Dragos, dives deep into the technical details and real-world impact on the modular ICS attack framework known as PIPEDREAM/Incontroller
A modular ICS attack framework and a collection of custom-made tools, can be used by threat actors to target ICS and SCADA devices, including programmable logic controllers (PLCs) from Schneider Electric and Omron, and OPC UA servers.
Presented at SecurityWeek's 2018 ICS Cyber Security Conference Speakers: Robert Lee - CEO, Dragos Marc Seitz - Threat Analyst, Dragos The activity group responsible for the TRISIS/TRITON malware is identified as XENOTIME. After the attack on the safety instrumented system in 2017 the group remained active targeting other environments with different safety systems in other regions of the world. Hunting for the behaviors of this group allows defenders to not only search for existing threats but also identify new threats leveraging such
(Eduard Kovacs - SecurityWeek) - The developers of Triton, a recently discovered piece of malware designed to target industrial control systems (ICS), reverse engineered a legitimate file in an effort to understand how the targeted devices work. Triton, also known as Trisis and HatMan, was discovered in August 2017 after a threat group linked by some to Iran used it against a critical infrastructure organization in the Middle East. The malware targets Schneider Electric’s Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) controllers, which
(SecurityWeek / Eduard Kovacs) - There have been several incidents recently where a critical infrastructure organization’s IT systems were breached or became infected with malware. SecurityWeek has reached out to several ICS security experts to find out if these types of attacks are an indicator of a weak security posture, which could lead to control systems also getting hacked. Security incidents involving critical infrastructure organizations There are only a few publicly known examples of cyberattacks targeting an organization’s industrial control systems (ICS), including