US Power Companies Dodge Malware

But only by luck this time...

IDG News Service (Washington, D.C., Bureau) — Two U.S. power companies reported infections of malware during the past three months, with the bad software apparently brought in through tainted USB drives, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).

In one case, the industrial control system at a power generation facility was infected with "common and sophisticated malware" apparently through an employee's USB drive, according to the ICS-CERT Monitor for October to December 2012.
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[caption id="attachment_6197" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Yep, they doged the bullet... Yep, they dodged the bullet...[/caption]

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