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Cyber-physical attacks: Hacking a chemical plant


Network World - (International) Researchers with the European Network for Cyber Security and IOActive released their Damn Vulnerable Chemical Plant Process framework at Def Con 23 that stated ways in which a hacker could infiltrate a chemical plant, and taught defenders how to spot cyber-physical attacks. The report is the first open source framework based on two simulated chemical plants.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:57