ICS Attackers Set To Inflict More Damage With Evolving Tactics

Future attacks on industrial control system (ICS) networks may inflict even more damage in the long run, according to new research. Analysts expect them to evolve from attacks that have immediate, direct impact to those with multiple stages and attack vectors that are more stealthy.

While it remains extraordinarily difficult to mount successful attacks on critical infrastructure because of the complexity of industrial environments, it doesn’t mean adversaries with these targets are going to stop trying, according to the report, published Thursday by security firm Dragos.

If attacks such as Stuxnet and Triton/TRISIS are any indication, bad actors already have the ability to create malware that can disrupt operations at power and manufacturing plants, according to Joe Slowik, report author and threat hunter at Dragos.

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Source: ThreatPost