Prison CCTV System has been Hacked by a Worm Named Conficker
The famous conficker worm have hacked all the computers that control closed circuit television (CCTV) system of an unknown prison, as published by softpedia.com on September 19, 2012.
Representatives from the correctional institutions were adamant that all the required security measures be all set and be in place so that the malware might be blocked, thus claiming that the threats were identified by protective software that were most likely false positives.
Symantec experts found that a different Windows server 2003 system was required to control the prison CCTV system after examining the whole incident, and that system had remained unpatched as updates are formed interoperability problems with the cameras. An infection is introduced unintentionally through a USB drive while a contractor doing maintenance on the system.
The recorded footage is modified by the threat insisting the prison's representative to catalogue it as "tampered evidence".
While commenting on the matter, Director of Managed Security Services for the Asia Pacific and Japan region at anti-virus firm (Symantec), Peter Sparkes denoted that a CCTV was found to cause infection and identified as a threat, through a maintenance device. It is a software update by the involvement of a third party was that was into maintaining the CCTV, as accorded to the news published by scmagazine.com on September 19, 2012.
Sparkes did not mention the information regarding the location of the goal or the time when it was infected.
However, this attack was an instance of long term stay of viruses and worms staying due to their due date, accorded Sparkes.
Conficker worm is a glorious example at this instance, which is continuing to con via feed of renowned companies like Symantec, even after four years of its discovery, despite several diminishing attempts adopted by Microsoft.
Sparkes also remarked that everybody must be thinking that the people behind these threats are the smartest ever in the shed.
This is an ideal example of how an "outdated" menace could still cause major damages. Unluckily, this also once again resembles the fact that many organizations are unsuccessful in properly upgrading and maintaining their systems.
This is a perfect example of how an "outdated" threat could still cause a lot of damage. Unluckily, this once again shed light on the fact that many organization fail to properly upgrade and maintain their system.
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