Operations at US Power Plants, Factories and Refineries Targeted 51,258 Times in 2014

April 13, Securityweek – (International) Attacks against SCADA systems doubled in 2014: Dell.
Dell revealed in its annual threat report that attacks against supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) doubled in 2014, including 51,258 attacks in the U.S., and that the attacks tended to be political in nature and targeted operational capabilities within power plants, factories, and refineries primarily in Finland, the U.K., and the U.S. The report found that 25 percent of the attacks witnessed exploited buffer overflow vulnerabilities followed by improper input validation and information exposure.Source: http://www.securityweek.com/attacks-against-scada-systems-doubled-2014-dell