2 Ağustos 2017 Çarşamba
Wind Farms and Ransomware?
Well yes. They are not only composed of three rotating propellers and a very long white body as seen from outside. It can sound weird but they have also operating systems and they are connected to a central management system via a software. Oh! I am talking about wind farms.
Wind farms can be handled as IoT devices but because they generate electricity they can be also handled as critical infrastructure. These farms can be defined the less critical part of critical infrastructure concept.
20th of Blackhat conferences was held on 26th-27th July 2017 in Las Vegas this year. In one of the sessions, cybersecurity of the wind farms are asessed according to ransomware attacks: https://www.pcmag.com/news/355223/wind-farms-are-not-ready-for-ransomware
It seems that wind farms are not so resistant against cyber attacks and which makes them vulnerable to ransomware attacks. They can be used as a part of DDoS attacks as poorly configured IoT devices or they can be shut down to prevent generating electricity which will cause critical financial loss. Their most important advantage against the cyber attacks is that most of the wind famrs are not connected to internet but there are ways to breach such systems.