Federal cybersecurity group issues warnings about tools that could be used to attack critical infrastructure systems like power companies and utilities, following release of exploits.
Researcher says he's got more serious vulnerabilities to unveil.
Google searches find critical infrastructure equipment that could be remotely controlled over the Internet.
Software employed in critical infrastructure systems in the U.S. and other nations carries security bugs that attackers could take advantage of, says the Department of Homeland Security.
Cybersecurity officials are busy issuing warnings as researchers keep disclosing new holes in software used to manage systems at utilities and other industrial plants.
Embedded systems that rely on cellular networks and lack authentication and encryption have holes that attackers can easily exploit, researcher says.
Researchers had planned to demonstrate how to break into critical infrastructure systems.
A new plug-and-play device for factories and power plants could stop malicious code from triggering a major malfunction, or worse.
Department of Homeland Security says Illinois utility was not hacked and investigates claims of hack on Texas water utility.
Files were affected during compromise, says company that makes software used in the "smart" electric grid.