Major Airport Malware Attack Shines a Light on OT Security


A cryptomining infection managed to spread to half of all workstations at a major international airport in Europe – shining a spotlight on security for operational tech and IT convergence.

Researchers at Cyberbit found the XMRig Monero mining malware, which was a known strain called “Playerz,” but which skated by antivirus solutions on the endpoints by adding a new tweak.

The malware “was modified just enough to evade the vast majority of existing signatures for it” according to Meir Brown, head of research at Cyberbit, adding that it was detected by only 16 out of 73 detection products on VirusTotal.

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Source: ThreatPost