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Hacking Robots: MalCrawler Releases New Threat Research Report, "Hack Your Robot"
[March 12, 2018]

Hacking Robots: MalCrawler Releases New Threat Research Report, "Hack Your Robot"

CANCUN, Mexico, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MalCrawler Corp., an emerging leader in halting advanced cyber attacks that hit industrial systems, released "Hack Your Robot," a new threat research report demonstrating the ease of hacking robotic devices.

These easy-to-hack robotic devices are utilized in both small and large manufacturing operators. The research was presented at the 2018 Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, in a Critical Infrastructure Protection track which covers ICS/SCADA and IOT.

"It was shocking to find robotic controller utilized by large manufacturers open on the Internet with no or very little cybersecurity control to protect them. A simple hack could easily shut down a major production line," said Parvez Ahmed, a vice president at MalCrawler.

MalCrawler followed the "Hack Your Robot" report with a free cybersecurity guide titled, "Cybersecurity Guide for Robotics in Manufacturin." This free guide allows manufacturing operators who utilize robotics and other ICS/SCADA technology to perform a quick cybersecurity assessment of their plant operations. The recommendations, if followed, can significantly reduce cyber risk and enhance the overall cyber posture of manufacturing operators. 

For the free report, visit

To learn more about The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS), visit

About MalCrawler
MalCrawler is an advanced malware prevention solution that prevents, detects, analyzes, and destroys malware targeting industrial system operators, industries such as electric utilities, oil and gas, manufacturing, chemical, water and wastewater, and so on. The core of MalCrawler's platform is the engine that emulates thousands of variations of industrial configurations for ICS/SCADA devices. This technology allows operators to prevent malware, test it against virtualized industrial systems, and kill the malware before it disrupts plant operation.

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