Penetration Test Locks-Up Gas Utility SCADA System

Event Year: 2002 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: Unknown
Industry Type: Other

A gas utility hired an IT security consulting company to conduct penetration testing on their corporate IT network and carelessly ventured into a part of the network that was directly connected to the SCADA system causing it to lock-up.


Loss of service to the customer base for 4 hours.