Industrial Automation

German nuclear plant found riddled with viruses

German nuclear plant found riddled with Conficker, other viruses | Apps and Software | Geek.com http://www.geek.com/apps/german-nuclear-plant-found-riddled-with-conficker-other-viruses-1653415/ Malware has been running wild at a German nuclear plant in Gundremmingen. Many viruses in nuclear power! The viruses, which include “W32.Ramnit” and “Conficker”, were discovered at Gundremmingen’s B unit in a computer system retrofitted in 2008 with data visualization

PLC teardown

PLCs have a long and storied history, with Allen-Bradley itself coining the term “programmable logic controller” in 1971 when it introduced its version of what was then called the “programmable controller.” For anyone who cut their teeth on ladder logic can testify, PLCs at the time were an elegantly simple solution to an age-old problem: