Comments on: Which Army Attacked the Power Grids? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/07/19/which-army-attacked-the-power-grids/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Carmine in New Jersey http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/07/19/which-army-attacked-the-power-grids/#comment-2323 Wed, 01 Dec 2010 20:57:44 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=4511#comment-2323 Seems all has worked out for the best…..amazing how the knowledge of Stuxnet has changed since last comment here on July 19th 2010……..Stuxnet should say….ICE-CERT WAS HERE………..Have a nice day!

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By: Randy Abrams http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/07/19/which-army-attacked-the-power-grids/#comment-2322 Tue, 20 Jul 2010 01:16:09 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=4511#comment-2322 By NSA level, I meant used very clandestinely. These people probably didn't know what they were sitting on. I wouldn't be surprised if they could have made more money selling the exploit than the way they used it.
 

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By: jay http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/07/19/which-army-attacked-the-power-grids/#comment-2321 Mon, 19 Jul 2010 22:52:35 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=4511#comment-2321 NSA grade exploitation is really along the lines of crypto breakage and advanced physical backbone transport layer deconstruction and transient environment analysis. This is merely intermediate level collegiate exploitation, or second world intelligence agency hackery, though admirable due to the breadth of influences, from multiple cert stealing all the way to the SCADA tools. I would fully expect to see the exploit sitting firmly in many SCADA farms at this time due to careless bridging and end-user misuse of resources anyway.

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By: Randy Abrams http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/07/19/which-army-attacked-the-power-grids/#comment-2320 Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:54:31 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=4511#comment-2320 Yes, very astute observation. Someone wasted an NSA grade exploit by coupling it with uncontrolled self-replication. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, but maybe they got what they were after and didn't realize they were using a gold shovel to dig up copper.

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By: kurt wismer http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/07/19/which-army-attacked-the-power-grids/#comment-2319 Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:15:21 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=4511#comment-2319 i can't help but notice a stark contrast in tactics between the apparent targeting of SCADA systems with high value home-grown exploits for 0day vulnerabilities and the deployment of the attack as a self-replicator (worm). those really don't fit together very well.

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