[Dshield] Fw: CNN: 'Explores Possibility that Power Outage is Related to Internet Worm'

Geoff Shively gshively at pivx.com
Fri Aug 15 19:28:00 GMT 2003


Interesting data.

Cheers,

Geoff Shively, CHO
PivX Solutions, LLC

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johannes Schlueter" <johannes at schlueters.de>
To: "Geoff Shively" <gshively at pivx.com>
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: CNN: 'Explores Possibility that Power Outage is Related to
Internet Worm'


> Hi,
>
> the German IT-News site Heise.de has a story[1] about this: The Powerplant
on
> the Niagara Falls, which seem to went down first, is a part of "National
Grid
> USA", this company is a customer from "Northern Dynamics". ND says they
are
> "Home of the OPC Experts" and offer products used for communication
between
> control and monitoring systems.
> OPC means "OLE for Process Control" and uses Microsofts COM/DCOM -- the
> technology used by W32.Blaster.
> So this might have influenced the control systems of the plant - but I
don't
> know about this stuff - neither my Linux box nor the local power system
was
> affected ;-)
>
> johannes
>
> [1] http://www.heise.de/newsticker/data/ju-15.08.03-001/ (Sorry it's
German)
>
> On Friday 15 August 2003 00:18, Geoff Shively wrote:
> > Just flipped on CNN, watching the masses snake through the streets of
> > Manhattan as correspondents state that this could be an affect of the
> > blaster worm.
> >
> > Interesting but I don't see how an worm of this magnitude (smaller than
> > that of Slammer/Sapphire and others) could influence DCS and SCADA
systems
> > around the US, particularly just in the North East.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Geoff Shively, CHO
> > PivX Solutions, LLC
> >
> > Are You Secure?
> > http://www.pivx.com
>
>




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