MISCELLANEOUS

Insider Indicted For SCADA Tampering

A man stands indicted of a single count of having "caused damage by impairing the integrity and availability of data", to the tune of "thousands of dollars".
We’re reporting on this partly because it’s such a rare event – most true “hack attacks” either go un-reported or un-prosecuted, if they are successful in causing some harm. What’s more, it’s also what ze Germans would call “echt typisch”, a veritable poster-child of a case where an insider with access and a chip on his shoulder goes to town on company servers.

The case is also interesting from another perspective – there seems to be a massive security blunder to be found between the lines of the press release, here:

“Azar helped set up a computer system that PER used to communicate between its offices and its oil platforms. The computer system also served a

About the author

Răzvan STOICA

Razvan Stoica is a journalist turned teacher turned publicist and
technology evangelist. When Bitdefender isn't paying him to bring complex subjects to wide audiences, he enjoys writing fiction, skiing and biking.

Razvan Stoica started off writing for a science monthly and was the chief
editor of a science fiction magazine for a short while before moving on to
the University of Medicine in Bucharest where he lectured on the English
language. Recruited by Bitdefender in 2004 to add zest to the company's
online presence, he has fulfilled a bevy of roles within the company since.

In his current position, he is primarily responsible for the communications and community-building efforts of the Bitdefender research and technology development arm.