Fake Smart Factory Honeypot Highlights New Attack Threats

From threatpost.com

ICS security

The honeypot demonstrates the various security concerns plaguing vulnerable industrial control systems.

A honeypot set up to observe the current security landscape in smart manufacturing systems observed numerous threats—including cryptomining malware and ransomware—in just a few months, highlighting the new threats that industrial control systems (ICS) face with increased exposure to the internet.

While in the past ICS networks were traditionally proprietary and closed systems, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has created manufacturing systems that have exposed devices and network ports to the internet. This also makes these systems vulnerable to more threats from bad actors – which could have dire implications when it comes to manufacturing plants or critical infrastructure.

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