More than 3% of computers on industrial …

More than 3% of computers at industrial facilities were infected by cryptocurrency miners – Kaspersky Lab

Experts from the Kaspersky Lab’s Industrial Infrastructure Information Security Incident Response Center (Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT) have published the results of a study of the activity of hidden miners installed on computers related to industrial automation systems.

According to them, 3.3% of such computers were attacked in one year between February 2017 and February 2018. The number of recorded incidents almost doubled in September last year relative to the previous period, that is, simultaneously with the beginning of the rapid growth of cryptocurrency rates.

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Most often, malware was installed from the Internet, less often from removable media and from network folders..

More than 3% of computers on industrial ...

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According to experts, the main problem with the proliferation of such miners is that they increase the load on systems and reduce their performance, which in production conditions can directly affect the profitability of the enterprise..

Earlier, malicious software for mining Monero cryptocurrency was found in cloud services used by Tesla electric vehicle manufacturer.

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