There have been reports in UK and international media outlets of a directed incident targeting the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility. FireEye Inc disclosed the incident on Thursday, saying it had targeted Triconex industrial safety technology from Schneider Electric SE.
Schneider confirmed that the incident had occurred and that it had issued a security alert to users of Triconex. FireEye and Schneider declined to identify the victim, industry or location of the attack.
The NCSC confirmed that there was no evidence that the UK had been affected directly by this incident. Protecting and securing the UK’s critical systems against cyber attack is a key priority for the NCSC and its technical experts have been working with industry partners to ensure their critical systems are appropriately secure and the cyber risk is being properly managed.
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