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Thursday, April 27 • 10:40 - 11:15
Scythe - Ransomware for Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

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As cybersecurity threats continually evolve, ransomware is on the rise as the most profitable attack used by threat actors. Unlike malware, where the primary goal is to steal data or information, a ransomware’s goal is to deny access to resources for a period until a ransom is paid. If the ransom is not paid, then access to resources will be lost or restricted. This type of behavior has serious implications for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) in which availability and integrity of operations should be maintained at all the time.

Thousands of mission critical control systems are directly connected to Internet and subject to new attack techniques. In this research, we will demonstrate a number of advanced (for the first time) methods that can be used in order to infect ICS/SCADA devices with a specific ransomware “Scythe”, bypassing all the controls present on devices as well as other protection and restore mechanisms that could put the device back to it’s safe state. 


Alexandru Ariciu

Senior ICS Security Researcher, Applied Risk
Senior Security Researcher, Applied Risk

Thursday April 27, 2017 10:40 - 11:15
Atrium Ballroom 4th Floor

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