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2 Workers Killed, 2 Injured at Saudi Refinery

Two workers died and two others suffered injuries in an incident at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia. An incident occurred Sunday “on a vessel while contractors were working on the unit during turnaround activities,” according to a statement from the Saudi Aramco-owned...

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Horner Automation Fixes Cscape Holes

Horner Automation has a new version to mitigate improper input validation and out of bounds write vulnerabilities in its Cscape, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could crash the device being accessed, which may allow...

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AVEVA Fixes Vijeo Citect, Citect SCADA Hole

AVEVA has an upgrade available to mitigate a stack-based buffer overflow in its Vijeo Citect and Citect SCADA, according to a report with CISA. The IEC870IP driver for Vijeo Citect and Citect SCADA has a buffer overflow that could cause a server-side crash. IEC870IP...

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CA Storage Fuel Tanks Explode

An explosion at the NuStar Energy oil storage facility in Crockett, CA, Tuesday afternoon sent a huge fireball into the air in west Contra Costa County, shaking buildings and rattling windows for miles around and igniting a fire that burned for hours. After the fire...

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Video Illustrates PES Refinery Blast

Just after 4 a.m. on Friday June 21, a flammable vapor released in the alkylation unit of the PES refinery in Philadelphia, PA. Within two minutes, the vapor cloud found an ignition source, causing a fire and multiple explosions. The ensuing fire took 24 hours to...

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Corroded Pipe Center of PES Refinery Blast

A badly corroded pipe elbow, which had reached about half the thickness of a credit card, appears to have ruptured in the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Refinery’s alkylation unit, releasing process fluid that included over 5,000 pounds of hydrofluoric acid, or...

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Pikes Peak Steel: Safety a Requirement to Stay SHARP

Pikes Peak Steel, LLC, is a structural steel fabrication plant, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company provides steel products to commercial contractors in the western United States and to homebuilders in Colorado Springs and the surrounding region. Their...

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Fukushima: Tepco Execs Not Guilty

Over eight years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Japanese court found three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives not guilty of professional negligence. It was the only criminal case to arise out of the disaster, which occurred in 2011 when the...

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Charges Filed in Cryptocurrency Mining Operation

A Singapore man is facing a 14-count indictment for mining cryptocurrencies using stolen computer power and services obtained with stolen identity and credit card information from California and Texas residents, federal officials said Wednesday. Ho Jun Jia, a/k/a...

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Worker Sentenced for Stealing Manufacturer’s Trade Secrets

A 30-year employee of a McHenry County, IL, manufacturing firm is getting one year and a day in federal prison for stealing trade secret information while planning to work for a rival company in China. Robert O’Rourke, 59, of Lake Geneva, WI, was found guilty earlier...

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Schneider Updates Modicon Issues

Schneider Electric fixed several vulnerabilities in the Schneider Electric Modicon PLCs, including its latest M580, that could lead to a variety of conditions, including a denial of service, said researchers at Cisco Talos. The Modicon M580 is the latest in Schneider...

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Siemens Fixes Hole in PROFINET Devices

Siemens has updates and workarounds available to handle an uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability in its PROFINET Devices, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, which Siemens self-reported, could...

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Siemens Updates IRT Device Hole

Siemens has updates and workarounds available to handle an improper input validation vulnerability in its Industrial Real-Time (IRT) Devices, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, which Siemens...

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Cisco Earns Security Certification

Functional safety and cybersecurity certification provider, exida, certified Cisco System’s CSDL (Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle) engineering process for cybersecurity meets the requirements for IEC 62443. exida is a recognized ISO 17025 test lab / ISO 17065...

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No Fix for SMA Solar Technology’s Sunny WebBox

SMA Solar Technology AG will not be fixing a cross-site request forgery in its Sunny WebBox because the product is beyond its end of life, according to report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability could allow an attacker to...

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GE’s Mitigations for Mark VIe Controller

GE has mitigations available to handle improper authorization and use of hard-coded credentials vulnerabilities in its Mark VIe Controller, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities, discovered by Sharon Brizinov of Claroty,...

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Siemens Workarounds for SIMATIC WinAC Hole

Siemens has workarounds and mitigations to handle a uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability in its SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) 2010, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, discovered by Tal Keren from...

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Siemens Fixes SIMATIC IT UADM Hole

Siemens has a new version available to mitigate a user of hard-coded cryptographic key vulnerability in its SIMATIC IT Unified Architecture Discrete Manufacturing (UADM), according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable...

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CA Man Charged With Spying for China

A California man stands accused of working as a spy for the Chinese government from 2015 to July 2018, according to charges unsealed by the Department of Justice (DoJ). Xuehua Peng, also known as Edward Peng, 56, acted as a courier by executing “dead drops,”...

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