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Energy giant confirms breach of customer project files

Computer World -- Telvent, a Canadian energy firm whose systems are used to control more than half of all oil and gas pipelines in North America and Latin America, today confirmed a security breach involving the project files of some of its customers.

The Telvent attack is worrisome, given the enormous presence the company has within energy companies in North America, said Dale Peterson, CEO of Digital Bond, a consulting company that specializes in control system security.

The OASyS project files pertained to a product used to integrate an energy company's backend networks with new smart-grid technology. But if hackers got access to those files, they likely gained access to project files involving other Telvent products used to manage oil and natural gas pipelines, Peterson said.

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 4:47:34 AM

there goes privacy. Esp. considering how many places have our SSNs.
sydb7
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 7:31:46 AM

The cyber war is on!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 9:35:01 AM

and we need to drill
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 8:34:00 AM

Uh oh... NOT good...
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:18:08 PM


Cyber warfare may be the way of the future. Will WW3 be fought on the internet?
matthwbar
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:07:32 PM

Hackers win...
rahcat
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:03:54 PM

Energy spying????
us4usa
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:03:38 PM

This system should not be web linked...
jrschl
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:02:25 PM

Oops.
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:58:43 PM

security...security...security is a must . especially nowadays
miser709
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:58:36 PM

Not good
kcboy
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:53:44 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:52:53 PM

They break your password now within weeks. Who is doing this? The RUSSIANS.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:51:59 PM

Not my problem.
bojiway1
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:46:54 PM

I hope they get would is doing this
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:45:17 PM

It doesn't seem that anyone (or corporation) is safe any more, no matter how many security measures are in place. It seems there will always be some evil person out there that will find a way to break in and steal. I long for a world with honesty, integrity, law-abiding and good will!
Shakleelady31
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:36:33 PM

Not good.
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:36:11 PM

At least they detected it. I wonder how many of these attacks go completely undetected.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:35:25 PM

hackers
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:32:35 PM

Terrorists?
Blue48
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:31:27 PM

NOT GOOD!
cheap59
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:31:24 PM

It's technology at it's best.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:31:15 PM

any other things?
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:30:23 PM

Sounds like Telvent needs to do some serious security upgrades on its systems and pronto.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:28:21 PM

Doesn't sound good.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:26:34 PM

not good
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:26:06 PM

Oh, well just raise prices more,,,,a h
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:25:57 PM

HOW DO THEY COME TO CONTROL SO MUCH WITH SUCH LOUSY SECURITY????
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:24:46 PM

GREAT POST BY MDTDriver!!!!! HITS the nail right on the head!!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:22:29 PM

Another shocker lol!
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:20:31 PM

Not good..
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:20:17 PM

The smart grid, "integrate an energy company's backend networks with new smart-grid technology." This a part of Agenda 21. Smart meters on our homes and smart appliances. It's about control.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:17:19 PM

A new reason for the gas companies to jack up the prices and then tell us how much more it cost to do business because they can't take care of their computers.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:15:51 PM

Oops.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:14:50 PM

Take away the the criminals right to ever use fuel again
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:12:13 PM

thanks for the post
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:10:26 PM

oh
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:09:48 PM

No doubt it will happen again
defiancegasman
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:06:48 PM

Now we don't even have a human controlling the control valves!! Fire thousands of workers and let a computer do it. Then when someone hacks the system, there is no one to question the actions.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:06:39 PM

screwed up
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:05:50 PM

Must be obvious if they owned up to it.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:05:07 PM

Looks like a security revamp is in order.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:04:39 PM

oops...
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:04:21 PM

Interesting article...
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:59:53 PM

Need top security when controlling pielines
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:57:37 PM

No matter what safeguards are put in place someone will always find a way to get what they want.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:55:33 PM

Just more proof that nothing can be completely secure.
MDTDriver
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:52:31 PM

It will never end unless hackers are more than fined a few $.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:51:15 PM

sad
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:45:28 PM

no surprise,
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:43:53 PM

I see they figured out a new excuse to raise prices.
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