Just before the holidays, a blog post from security company FireEye reported a cyber-attack on a “critical infrastructure organization” in an unnamed Middle Eastern city. The Malware used – named TRITON (as it targets the Triconex safety instrumented system) – sought to remotely control industrial safety systems and gain the ability to completely shut down operations. Even more dramatically, FireEye says they believe “the activity is consistent with a nation state preparing for an attack.” A full analysis of the attack and a set of recommendations to prevent the compromise of critical infrastructure can be found in the FireEye report and a separate report by industrial cyber-security rm Dragos.

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