22 Jan '13, 11am

26% of control systems users were fooled by bogus emails sent to them

In the experiment, Tyler Klinger, a security researcher with Critical Intelligence and Scott Greaux of PhishMe , sent spear-phishing emails to more than 70 employees working on industrial controls and other critical systems at two companies involved with power plants and pipeline maintenance (with the companies’ agreement). They found the employees’ email details using the Jigsaw service that provides crowd-sourced contact information for sales teams, and confirmed the addresses via company and industry Web sites and LinkedIn, which also revealed their contacts. Using this information, they sent emails to the targeted individuals that appeared to come from colleagues and contacts, and seemed to offer job opportunities or software training. The addressees were invited to click on a link for more details. One email focused on a Rockwell Automation product that the target was...

Full article: http://www.drives.co.uk/fullstory.asp?id=3728

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