Search GSSD

Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading

Abstract: 
Triton is malware discovered lurking in a petrochemical plant’s safety controllers that - if used - could have had catastrophic results. This new malware is a troubling turn of events as malware with the intent to hurt people had never been encountered before. The Pandora’s box of horrible cyberattacks has potentially been opened if more attacks attempt to move out of just the cyber domain and into the physical by way of attacking critical infrastructure like the power grid. The code itself seems to be written by a small group of motivated hackers. This attempted attack should serve as a wake-up call to all companies, as they should revisit their protocols and protection of critical infrastructure as it now is under attack.
Author: 
Martin Giles
Institution: 
MIT Technology Review
Year: 
2019
Input By: 
Andrew Griese
Domains-Issue Area: 
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Internet & Cyberspace
Datatype(s): 
Events