Manufacturing is becoming a major target for ransomware attacks


Ransomware has become a major threat to the manufacturing industry as cyber-criminal groups increasingly take an interest in targeting the industrial control systems (ICS) that manage operations.

According to analysis by cybersecurity researchers at security company Dragos, the number of publicly recorded ransomware attacks against manufacturing has tripled in the last year alone.

While a lot of manufacturing relies on traditional IT, some elements of manufacturing relies on ICS when mass-producing products – and that’s an area that several hacking groups are actively looking to target.

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Source: ZDNet