Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1991 Researchers create new ransomware to target industrial systems
Ransomware is already a concern for the enterprise, educational facilities, and healthcare providers, and now cybersecurity researchers have demonstrated that it is no challenge for the malware family to take down the core infrastructure our cities need to operate.

On Monday, cybersecurity researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology revealed the development of a new, custom form of ransomware which was created specifically with industrial systems in mind.

The malware and subsequent attack on a simulated water treatment plant were designed to highlight how cyberattackers could disrupt key services which cater to our critical needs, such as energy providers, water management utilities, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, or escalator controllers.
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#1991 Researchers create new ransomware to target industrial systems
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