SCADA Hacking: Hacking the Schneider Automated Building System

Sept. 27, 2017 via

SCADA and ICS systems control industrial processes around the world. Everything from railroads, to traffic lights, to oil refineries to commercial buildings are all controlled by these SCADA/ICS systems. Some of the recent concern about these systems is the possible hacking of them by terrorists or by cyber war opponents. In either case, the results could be devastating (the Bhopal disaster at the Union Carbide plant cost over 30,000 lives). Despite this, these systems are unusually vulnerable to hacking and malicious activity.