Cyberattacks on industrial control systems (ICS) jumped in 2022, with an 87% jump in ransomware attacks and a 35% increase in the number of ransomware groups targeting industrial control and operational technology (OT) systems, according to a report by Dragos Security.
The nation-backed hacker group behind the TRITON/TRISIS malware attack is increasing its nefarious activity, putting critical infrastructure systems in danger of future cyber attacks, according to Dragos Security.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on Thursday warned that the so-called “Dragonfly” hackers linked to the government of Russia are engaged in a “multi-stage intrusion campaign” against U.S. critical infrastructure, including the energy, nuclear, aviation and manufacturing sectors.
Hackers believed to be affiliated with a nation-state hacked into emergency shutdown systems at a facility in the Middle East. The attack seemed intended to “cause a high-impact attack with physical consequences,” according to reports from a number of cyber security firms.
In-brief: Experts from two security firms are warning that a newly discovered piece of malware dubbed Crash Override is designed to shut down and even damage electrical substations and other components of the electrical grid.