Cyber-attack risks rise for Canadian businesses

images-96Long before the Internet was even a glint in Al Gore’s eye, power stations, pipelines, dams and water-treatment plants were computer controlled over SCADA systems (supervisory control and data acquisition).

The closed systems were hard to hack. But, thanks to the Internet, many industrial control systems are now online, remotely controlled over the web, as are hundreds of thousands of security cameras, webcams, routers, smart meters and home-automation systems.

New search engines, such as Shodan, are dedicated solely to listing the IP addresses of Internet-connected devices, from web servers and routers to industrial control devices and security cameras.

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