Water Utility in Europe Hit by Cryptocurrency Malware Mining Attack


Unauthorized crytocurrency mining attacks, sometimes referred to as “cryptojacking” have found a new target – operational technology used in critical industrial infrastructure.

Security firm Radiflow, discovered that cryptocurrency mining malware was found in the network of a water utility provider in Europe. The attack is the first public discovery of an unauthorized cryptocurrency miner impacting industrial controls systems (ICS) or SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) servers.

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Source: eWeek