Industrial Safety / Industrial Robotics

Factory robots at risk from hackers, experts say

By the Financial Times

Jul 31, 2017

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

Robots that work alongside humans on factory floors and whizzing turbines that power wind farms are at risk of attack from ransom-seeking hackers, according to cyber security researchers exposing new vulnerabilities.

Fresh flaws revealed at the Black Hat cyber security conference show how hackers could use weak security in industrial control systems to hijack robots so that they stop working or alter products or injure humans.

Read the full story at