Industrial control systems manufacturer Johnson Controls International has suffered a massive ransomware attack, potentially exposing sensitive information of the Department of Homeland Security.
Exploitable features are the favored means by which to penetrate OT devices, and the current research finds that they continue to be an issue in industrial control systems.
US intelligence agencies have issued a public warning indicating that APT groups have developed a "mutli-tool" malware kit that targets a commonly used range of industrial control systems.
New EKANS ransomware is the first for-profit strain of ransomware designed to shut down specific processes used in industrial control systems made by GE and other major manufacturers.
DHS is now requesting that the U.S. Congress grant it extraordinary administrative subpoena powers so that it can request ISPs to turn over the contact information for the owners of industrial control systems.