News Archive 2011

New malware targeting industrial control systems Handling Automation, Life Sciences, Process Automation, Infra Automation
Researchers have found new malware on European industrial control systems that could potentially be used in a future attack on an industrial control facility. This malware is called W32.Duqu and is supposedly written by the authors of Stuxnet or by persons that had access to the source code.

The threat of Duqu is almost similar to Stuxnet, but it has a completely different purpose. “The attackers are looking for information such as design documents that could potentially be used in a future attack on an industrial control facility.”

Learn more on the threats of Duqu.

The consequences for you

Have you ever stopped to think what would happen if a malicious individual would gain access to your process environment? The damage caused by digital incidents is often impossible to look over. Loss of data, unnoticed forwarding or theft of confidential data or even modifications of digital company data: it is all possible. This unwanted damage to systems can not only severely disrupt business processes, but can also have serious physical consequences, such as personal injury (or even death) and environmental disasters.

The (digital) security of Process Control Systems often fails nowadays, despite this very real and growing danger. There is also a common lack of awareness that the absence of security measures is, in many cases, against the law or contrary to regulations.

What can we do for you?

Egemin Automation is an expert in the area of Process Control Security and comes therefore into action with our special Process Control Security Competence Center.

Let us inform you or your company about the possible risks of this issue and which measures you can take. We offer you practical advices regarding the countermeasures you should take. Think in this case of a solution in the area of anti-malware network protection. Our network protection solution detected W32.Duqu since early September already, then using a generic name. The detections are now renamed to W32.Duqu. With our solution you are able to prevent malware, such as W32.Duqu, from entering your network.

For more information about this solution and Process Control Security in general, please contact your account manager or our:

Process Control Security Competence Center
Tel. +31 183 643 331

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