Critical Infrastructure Systems Seen as Vulnerable to Attack – NYTimes.com

In a presentation at the S4 computer security conference in Miami on Thursday, Tyler Klingler, a security researcher at Critical Intelligence, an open-source intelligence firm, demonstrated just how susceptible these systems are to spearphishing attacks…

The hit rate was enough to make you shudder: Some 26 percent of employees who work closely with industrial control systems fell victim to the attack. Mr. Klingler did not disclose the names of the victims, but among their job titles were: a control room supervisor, a pipeline controller, an automation technician, a process controls engineer and a senior vice president for operations and maintenance.

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