Two Viruses Cause Near Miss With Process Control Networks (PCN) in Africa

Event Year: 2004 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: Chad
Industry Type: Petroleum

A serious near miss with the Honeywell (All Servers) Process Control Network occurred due to viruses entering and infecting may of the servers.  The impact of this was server and communications failure through out the system from the wells and manifolds to the Floating Production Offshore Platform FPSO.  The process control system was kept functional during the entire process of identification and resolution of the problem. Two worms


Loss personnel time and productivity. Several system and process changes.

Action Description: Mandatory enforcement of company cyber and work process security best practices.