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CISA says crooks used Ivanti bugs to snoop around high-risk chemical facilities

June 25, 2024

US cybersecurity agency CISA is urging high-risk chemical facilities to secure their online accounts after someone broke into its Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) portal.

CSAT is used by industry facilities that house chemicals of interest, of which there are more than 300, in quantities at or above a certain threshold. These chemicals could be dangerous if they fell into the wrong hands, and could be used for things like explosives and weapons.

Essentially, it’s used to determine which facilities are deemed high risk under Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards regulations.

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