Dangerous Malware Removed – $1B Manufacturer/ Retailer

A $1B Manufacturer/Retailer Client contacted Winquest to perform a vulnerability assessment of their network and get a third-party view of their security. Winquest deployed a team to Client site and conducted a full vulnerability scan of Client systems working with the Client’s IT department. The Client was doing a good job overall but still had over 1000 vulnerabilities (which is not unusual).

The largest vulnerability was discovered when malware was found on an Industrial Control System (ICS) on their production floor. The malware had the capability to beacon out information about the Client’s production to unauthorized personnel. The Client discovered the ICS was still under the system vendor’s control and not theirs. The Client brought the ICS under the supervision of their IT department, corrected the problem and thanked Winquest for our services.

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