DEF CON 26 - Thiago Alves - Hacking PLCs and Causing Havoc on Critical Infrastructures

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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are devices used on a variety of industrial plants, from small factories to critical infrastructures like nuclear power plants, dams and wastewater systems. Although PLCs were made robust to sustain tough environments, little care was taken to raise defenses against potential cyber threats. As a consequence, threats started pouring in and causing havoc. During this presentation I will talk about the architecture of a PLC and how it can be p0wned. There will be some live demonstration attacks against 3 different brands of PLCs (if the demo demons allow it, if not I will just show a video). Additionally, I will demonstrate two vulnerabilities I recently discovered, affecting the Rockwell MicroLogix 1400 series and the Schneider Modicon M221 controllers.

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DEF CON 26 - Thiago Alves - Hacking PLCs and Causing Havoc on Critical Infrastructures DEF CON 26 - Thiago Alves - Hacking PLCs and Causing Havoc on Critical Infrastructures Reviewed by Dump3R H3id3gg3R on October 22, 2018 Rating: 5