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Cosmetics Maker Fires Force HazMat Cleanup

A two-day cleanup operation ended Thursday at a Reading, PA, private label shampoo and cosmetics maker after two fires melted plastic drums containing chemicals which allowed them to mix resulting in the release of noxious fumes. The investigation into …

IoT Attack Losses at $330K and Rising

Organizations in industries like manufacturing have suffered substantial losses due to IoT-related vulnerabilities, a new study found. In addition, 8 out of 10 organizations experienced a cyberattack on their IoT devices in the past 12 months, accordin …

Blaze at MA Cooking Oil Processing Plant

Here is the aftermath of a fire at Lifecycle Renewables’s cooking oil processing plant in Tewksbury, MA.Source: Lowell Sun Nicole Defeudis There was a fire at the Lifecycle Renewables Inc.’s cooking oil processing plant in Tewksbury, MA, early Tuesday …

Siemens Fixes NXG I, NXG II Drives

Siemens has an upgrade available to mitigate an uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability in its SINAMICS PERFECT HARMONY GH180 Drives NXG I and NXG II, according to a report with NCCIC. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulner …

Tanker Blast, Fire Burns MT Workers

Smoke rises from the doors of the tank wash building at Polar Service Center at 1635 N. Frontage Road after an explosion and fire.Source: Casey Page, Billings Gazette An explosion and fire Thursday hospitalized two workers at an industrial facility in …

Analytics for Improved Machinery Reliability

PeakVue Plus, shown on the AMS 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer, brings prescriptive analytics to the field to help users improve availability of rotating machinery. Emerson released PeakVue Plus, a technology that brings prescriptive analytics to the fi …

Users Need to Patch Fixed Security Hole

A warning released against an already patched security flaw in Kaspersky antivirus. In short, the vulnerability was patched and users should apply the patch or there could be problems. RELATED STORIES Cisco Fixes Elastic Services Controller Hole Cloud …

Aircraft Maker Faces Health, Safety Fines

Wichita, Kansas-based Spirit Aerosystems Inc. is facing $193,218 in fines for exposing employees to carcinogen hazards, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The company faces two repeated and four serious violatio …

Siemens, TÜV SÜD Partner on Safety-Security

By Gregory Hale Safety and cyber and physical security go hand in hand and, knowing that, Siemens and TÜV SÜD are partnering to handle the increased level of risk facing critical infrastructure environments. The partnership will provide digital safety …

2 Dead, 2 Missing after IL Plant Blast

Debris is scattered across the street after an explosion Friday at AB Specialty Silicones on the border between Gurnee, Ill., and Waukegan.Source: John Starks/Daily Herald via AP An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory claimed a second vi …

Insulated Bus Option for MCCs Boosts Safety

Insulated bus option for Allen-Bradley CENTERLINE 2100 motor control centers can help prevent arc propagation. Industrial workers can feel safer and experience ease of maintenance with the newly released insulated bus option for Allen-Bradley CENTERLIN …

Finding an Answer to Storing Nuclear Wastes

The close-knit CHWM team develops the chemistry necessary to create materials that trap troublemakers from Cold War nuclear wastes.Source: Center for Hierarchical Waste Form Materials Back in 1943 a chemical facility called T-Plant housed the first ind …

Codeshop Market Operator gets 7.5 Years

Macedonian man extradited to the United States and then pleaded guilty to operating an international cybercrime marketplace received 90 months in federal prison. Djevair Ametovski, 32, had pleaded guilty to access device fraud and aggravated identity t …

‘Sea Turtle’ Targets Energy Firms

New threat campaign called “Sea Turtle” is targeting public and private entities, including energy organizations, primarily in the Middle East and North Africa. However, there is concern with the success of this operation, it will lead to attackers bro …

PLC Cycle Time Vulnerability with Multi Vendors

There are mitigations available for an uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability in programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for ABB, Phoenix Contact, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and WAGO, according to a report with NCCIC. High network load can con …

Fix is in for Out-of-Bounds Hole in Siemens Lines

Siemens has upgrades available to handle an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in its CP, SIAMTIC, SIMOCODE, SINAMICS, SITOP, and TIM products, according to a report with NCCIC. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, which Si …

Windows XP Usage is Declining

Eventhough support for Windows XP ended four years ago, the hugely popular operating system always seemed to hold its own in terms of market share, with some time periods showing actual growth. But that all seems to be changing with new numbers release …

PEPPERL+FUCHS Reports WirelessHART Gateway Hole

PEPPERL+FUCHS suggests users should upgrade to new firmware to mitigate a path traversal vulnerability in WirelessHART Gateways, according to a report with NCCIC. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability, self-reported by PEPPERL+FUCHS , could all …

ABB: Tips to Start Security Program

By Gregory Hale Security experts need to stay on top of leading indicators and the latest technologies to keep ahead of the increasing amount of sophisticated attacks hitting manufacturer’s systems, but at the same time they need to understand a vast m …

Patch Tuesday: 2 Zero Days Fixed

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for March handles 64 vulnerabilities, including two Windows Zero Days. One Zero Day a Win32k-related privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2019-0797). The flaw affects Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Wi …

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