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A New Breed of Cyberattack Uses Remote-Control Malware to Sabotage Industrial Safety Systems

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A New Breed of Cyberattack Uses Remote-Control Malware to Sabotage Industrial Safety Systems

A New Breed of Cyberattack Uses Remote-Control Malware to Sabotage Industrial Safety Systems New details about a worrying industrial-plant hack show that cyberattacks on infrastructure are becoming a greater threat than ever. Backstory: Last month, security researchers explained that new malware called Triton had been used to shut down operations at an oil and gas facility in Saudi Arabia by targeting systems made by Schneider Electric. What’s new: As Cyberscoop reports, deeper analysis of the attack reveals that hackers used a new kind of flaw to take control of the plant’s safety systems. More worrying, it’s the first time a so-called remote-access trojan, which...

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