Paper Company Control System Hit By Blaster

Event Year: 2003 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: United States
Industry Type: Pulp and Paper

Sappi Fine Paper was using Nessus and ISS Internet Scanner vulnerability testing software, as well as applying all patches to the systems but were still being hit by vulnerabilities. One machine had 40 vulnerabilities reported. The ISO knew they needed to improve their security. When hit by Blaster worm the process control systems got infected. (#1)

Action Description: They installed Core Impact on their Windows XP SP2 system, 1.5 gig memory, 256 meg memory. Now they experience less outages. (#1)