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Framework for ICS Cyber Attacks

Information culled from tactics and techniques attackers use when assaulting industrial control systems (ICS) that operate some of the nation’s most critical infrastructures including energy transmission and distribution plants, oil refineries, wastewa …

… KS Water Plant Reopens after Chem Spill

Residents of a southeast Kansas town are able to once again use the city water after a water plant reopened after it was forced to shut down. Humboldt, Kansas, residents were forced to not use, or conserve water, after the city had to shut down its wat …

KS Fertilizer Plant Fire Contaminates Drinking Water …

Contaminated water spilled from the scene of an early morning fire at Mid-West Fertilizer in Iola, Kansas, Wednesday, forcing the city of Humboldt to suspend operations at the water plant. Humboldt city officials shut down the plant at noon Thursday be …

Critical Infrastructure on Alert

By Gregory Hale In the wake of the U.S.-led airstrike in Iraq last week that killed Qaseem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) bulletin released regarding the terror threa …

Chem Industry Offers Air Monitoring Grant to TX County

Over the course of last year, there were a series of industry safety incidents in the Houston area that caused great concern for businesses and residents alike, according to the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas. Along those lines, there have b …

Ransomware Hits Trucking Firm

Teams restored most major desktop services and continue working to bring critical systems back online, including mobile services, said officials at Truckstop.com after a ransomware attack caused at least a weeklong outage that affected its sites, inclu …

2 Workers Die in TX Chemical Incident

Two workers cleaning a chemical tank were overcome by fumes and died Saturday in an early morning incident in Pasadena, TX. Shawn Jarmail Brown, 44, and Sidarieub Lozano, known as Sidarieus, 29, died Saturday after Lozano went into the back of a semi-t …

Ransomware Takes Down Maritime Facility

There was a ransomware intrusion at a Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facility, said officials at the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The virus, identified as Ryuk ransomware, may have entered the network of the MTSA facility via an emai …

Physical Meets Cyber in Prison

In yet another classic case of where physical security and cybersecurity intersect, attackers were able to break in to a surveillance camera system at a prison in Thailand and then broadcast what was going on via YouTube. Authorities in Thailand said t …

Firefighter’s Quick Reaction Cuts Refinery Fire

It wasn’t that long ago when an explosion and subsequent fire broke out in the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) at the Superior Refinery Company LLC refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, leaving 36 people injured and a portion of the city of Superior wa …

WV Plant Chemical Release Leads to Evac

Safety officials with a Pennsylvania-based chemical release response team continued to work to clear the downtown Martinsburg, WV, area after an accidental chemical mixture Dec. 23 at the Martinsburg Sewer Treatment Plant led to an evacuation and displ …

Huge Methane Release in OH Gas Well Blowout

An explosion at a well pad in 2018 in Belmont County in eastern Ohio led to 20 days of a raging fire on top of a release of 60,000 tons of methane. The amount of methane released ended up confirmed from a European Space Agency satellite able to detect …

OH Mine Incident Report Released

A preliminary report released for the Dec. 4 mining incident at Arch Materials in Jackson Township, Ohio, that injured two workers underground when rock debris fell on their safety cage. The incident occurred at the Arch Materials limestone mine locate …

15 Hurt in Blast at KS Aircraft Plant

A nitrogen line ruptured causing an explosion injuring at least 15 workers at the Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, Friday. The explosion occurred at 8 a.m., said Daniel Wegner, deputy fire chief for Sedgwick County. As a r …

Guilty Verdict in Oil Tanker Pollution Case

Nikolaos Vastardis, Evridiki Navigation Inc., and Liquimar Tankers Management Services Inc., are guilty of concealing deliberate pollution and obstruction of justice. The oil tanker owner, operator and chief engineer were found guilty of violating the …

Global Cyber Alliance Creates Program

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) launched the Craig Newmark Trustworthy Internet and Democracy Program. In preparation for the 2020 U.S. presidential election, this initiative will provide news outlets, government functionaries, election officials, and …

GozNym Cybercrime Members Sentenced

A Varna, Bulgaria, man got a sentence of time served last week after spending 39 months in prison following his conviction on charges of criminal conspiracy, computer fraud, and bank fraud for his role as a member of the GozNym malware cybercrime netwo …

Accused ‘Dark Overlord’ Member Faces Cyber Charges

A United Kingdom man is facing federal charges of aggravated identity theft, threatening to damage a protected computer, and conspiring to commit those and other computer fraud offenses, related to his role in a computer hacking collective known as “Th …

Airline Hit by Cyber Attack, Cancels Flights

After a cyber attack on its computer network, RavnAir was forced to cancel at least a half-dozen flights in Alaska Saturday. While the airline itself is not a huge carrier, the cancellations affected around 260 passengers, said company spokeswoman Debb …

Nozomi Certified for Cisco Integration

Nozomi Networks Inc.’s Guardian for OT and IoT network visibility received Cisco Compatible certification to integrate with Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE). This Cisco integration provides visibility into OT and IoT assets so IT teams can holistica …

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