Cyber attacks on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are on the rise

By Alasdair Gilchrist, Beta News

Jan 19, 2016

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The United States government has revealed that it has detected a rise in cyber criminal attacks on industrial control systems.

"We see more and more that are gaining access to that control system layer", said Marty Edwards, who runs the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, or ICS-CERT. "I am very dismayed at the accessibility of some of these networks...they are just hanging right off the tubes."

Dave Palmer, director of Technology at Darktrace, also commented: "This marks a dangerous and long predicted shift in the targets of hackers where industrial control systems and basic infrastructure is at risk in addition to the banking and credit card attacks we are used to hearing about."

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