The LockerGoga ransomware took down the aluminum giant’s entire worldwide network, impacting production and office operations
Attacks on OT networks continued to increase by 10% in 2018. The number of attacks in 2019 will likely continue to climb.
LogicLocker is a proof of concept demonstrating a ransomware attack on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks common in critical infrastructure facilities. LogicLocker locks out legitimate users from programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in water treatment plants and threatens to dump harmful amounts of chlorine into the water supply if the ransom is not paid. [...]
Cyberattacks on systems managed by industrial control system (ICS) networks can have a catastrophic impact on safety, economies and critical services, which makes them a notorious and potentially lucrative target. “From a technology perspective, these networks are especially attractive, which is why we’re seeing more attackers target them,” said Skybox VP of Products Ravid Circus. [...]