US investigating Siemens security flaw

The US government is looking into claims by a cyber security researcher that flaws in software for specialised networking equipment from Siemens could enable hackers to attack power plants and other critical systems.

Justin W Clarke, an expert in securing industrial control systems, disclosed at a conference in Los Angeles on Friday that he had figured out a way to spy on traffic moving through networking equipment manufactured by Siemens’ RuggedCom division.


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