This is how EKANS ransomware is targeting industrial control systems

New samples of the EKANS ransomware have revealed how today’s cyberattackers are using a variety of methods to compromise key industrial companies.

In a research report published on Wednesday, FortiGuard Labs researchers Ben Hunter and Fred Gutierrez said that malware designed to attack industrial control systems (ICS) continues to be lucrative for threat actors.

While ransomware only accounted for roughly a third of all malware incidents over 2019 — according to Verizon’s 2020 data breach report — when applied to core, critical systems, such as utilities and manufacturing, an infection can be devastating, disruptive, and key services may feel incredible pressure to pay a ransom.

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Source: ZDNet