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Verschwörungstheoretiker aller Welt vereinigt euch!

War da wirklich nur ein Kraftwerk überlastet? Oder sind es doch die unzähligen Windows-Steuerrechner die dort immer gerne betrieben werden? Diese Gerüchte quälen gerade so manche Mailingliste, sogenannte SCADA Systeme nutzen intensiv RPC zur Kommunikation untereinander.

Und warum kam so schnell die Absage an einen Terroranschlag? Wer will richtig gute Anschläge so schnell überhaupt als solche bemerken? Vieleicht haben ja die 1+Mill. New Yorker Terroristen sich abgesprochen und alle um 16:00 ihre Klimaanlage eingeschaltet. Das würde wohl auch schon langen. Und würden die Behörden überhaupt einen Wurmbefall ihrer Kraftwerke freigibig herausposaunen? Dann lieber Blitzschlag, Überlast etc. Ist ja fast wie damals in Kalifornien.

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4 Kommentare

  1. Ein netter TV-Bericht hierzu:

    Lief wohl einige Tage vor dem Blackout. Anstiftung? 🙂

  2. Being an old PLC automation and control hack let me say that
    there is a very good plausibility that the recent East Coast
    power outage was due to an attack by an MBlaster variant on the
    SCADA system at the power plant master terminal, or more likely
    at several of the remote terminal units „RTU“. SCADA runs under
    Win2000 / XP and the telemetry to the RTU is accessible via
    TCP/IP / HTTP and the Internet.

    >From what I recall SCADA based monitoring and control systems
    were installed at many water / sewer processing, gas and oil
    processing, and hydro-electric plants.

    I also believe that yesterdays flooding of a generator sub
    facility here in Philadelphia was also due to an MBlaster
    variant attack on the SCADA system.

    I think we can expect more so-called flukes as this worm or its
    writers transmute.

    To make things worst, the Web Interface is MS ActiveX. Now lets
    see, how can one craft an ActiveX vuln vector into the blaster?

    Oh, and for you wardrivers, SCADA can be access on the road… a
    new perspective on sniffing around sewer plants.

  3. Wenn sich die SCADAs via DCOM/RPC über das INternet unterhalten wollten, hatten sie schlechte Karten. Einige Backbones/Provider in den USA haben nämlich wegen des Wurms den Port 135 stillschweigend gesperrt. Über die möglichen Folgen hat leider niemand sich Gedanken gemacht. Teilweise wurde sogar bestritten den Port zu filtern.

  4. Al Qaida claims responsibility for blackout
    > World Tribune
    > Monday, August 18, 2003
    > Al Qaida’s Abu Hafs Brigades has claimed responsibility for the
    > blackout last week in the Northeast and Midwest United States. A
    > communiqué by the Abu Hafs Brigades made reference to Operation Quick
    > Lightning in the Land of the Tyrant of this Generation.“
    > It was published as „the third communiqué by the „Brigades.“
    > In the first, they accepted responsibility for the downing of an
    > airplane in Kenya. The second accepted responsibility for the Jakarta
    > bombing of the Marriott hotel on August 5, 2003.
    > The new communiqué says that in compliance with the orders of
    > Osama bin
    > Laden to strike at the American economy, the Brigades struck two
    > important electricity supply targets on the East coast, according to
    > the Middle East Media Research Institute. The Brigades say that they
    > cannot reveal how they did it, because they will probably have to use
    > the same method again soon. The communiqué also claimed that the
    > operation was meant as a present for the Iraqi people.
    > The following are excerpts from a report by the London-based Arabic
    > daily Al-Hayat about the communiqué: [1]
    > The Blackout was ‚a Realization of Bin Laden’s promise to offer the
    > Iraqi people a present‘
    > „A communiqué attributed to Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the
    > power blackout that happened in the U.S. last Thursday,
    > saying that the
    > brigades of Abu Fahes Al Masri had hit two main power plants
    > supplying
    > the East of the U.S., as well as major industrial cities in the U.S.
    > and Canada, ‚its ally in the war against Islam (New York and Toronto)
    > and their neighbors.‘
    > „The communiqué assured that the operation ‚was carried out on the
    > orders of Osama bin Laden to hit the pillars of the U.S. economy,‘
    > as ‚a realization of bin Laden’s promise to offer the Iraqi people a
    > present.‘
    > ‚The Americans lived a black day they will never forget‘
    > „The statement, which Al-Hayat obtained from the website of the
    > International Islamic Media Center, didn’t specify the way
    > the alleged
    > sabotage was carried out. The communiqué read: ‚let the criminal Bush
    > and his gang know that the punishment is the result of the
    > action, the
    > soldiers of God cut the power on these cities, they darkened
    > the lives
    > of the Americans as these criminals blackened the lives of the Muslim
    > people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. The Americans
    > lived a black
    > day they will never forget. They lived a day of terror and fear. a
    > state of chaos and confusion where looting and pillaging rampaged the
    > cities, just like the capital of the caliphate Baghdad, and
    > Afghanistan
    > and Palestine were. Let the American people take a sip from the same
    > glass.‘
    > ‚The U.S. will not live in peace until our conditions are met‘
    > „It added: ‚we heard amazing statements made by the American and
    > Canadian enemies which have nuclear physics universities and space
    > agencies, that lightning hit and destroyed the two plants. And we are
    > supposed to believe this nonsense. If the blackout occurred in one or
    > two cities, their lie would have been credible. But the fact is that
    > the blackout hit the entire East and part of Canada.‘
    > „The communiqué continued: ‚one of the benefits of this
    > strike is that
    > the U.S. will not live in peace until our conditions are met, such as
    > releasing all the detainees including Sheikh Omar Abdulrahman, and
    > getting out of the land of the Muslims, including Jerusalem and
    > Kashmir.‘
    > „The authors of the communiqué said that the strikes aimed at
    > ‚hitting
    > the major pillar of the U.S. economy (the Stock Exchange). [and] the
    > UN, which is opposed to Islam, and is based in New York. It is a
    > message to all the investors that the U.S. is no longer a
    > safe country
    > for their money, knowing that the U.S. economy greatly relies on the
    > trust of the investor.‘
    > ‚The gift of Sheikh Osama Bin Laden is on its way to the White House‘
    > „The communiqué mentioned that some economists said the
    > blackout in the
    > U.S. and Canada would cost the U.S. Treasury no less than ten billion
    > U.S. dollars and in order to ‚break the hearts of U.S.
    > officials, just
    > know that the cost paid by the Moujahideen to sabotage the
    > power plants
    > was a mere seven thousand dollars. Die of sorrow!‘
    > „The communiqué ended with: ‚we tell the Muslims that this is not the
    > awaited strike, but it is called the war of skirmishes (to drain the
    > enemy), and that the American snakes are enormous and need to be
    > consumed and weakened to be destroyed. We tell the people of
    > Afghanistan and Kashmir that the gift of Sheikh Osama bin Laden is on
    > its way to the White House; then the gift of Al Aqsa, and do we know
    > what is the gift of Al Aqsa, where and when? The answer is
    > what you are
    > seeing!‘
    > [1] Published in English on Dar Al-Hayat website, August 18, 2003,
    > 14bdd659-c0a8-01ed-0079-6e1c903b7552/story.html

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