Sewage plant 'hacked' to craft crypto-coins

Mining Monero on SCADA networks? Why can’t you kids be normal and just DDoS

By Iain Thomson

Updated Infosec bods say they have uncovered what’s thought to be the first case of a major industrial control system network infected with cryptocurrency-mining malware.

SCADA security outfit Radiflow claimed today it found the software nasty lurking in computer systems at a water treatment facility. Several operational servers used to monitor and regulate critical water supplies were found to have been infected with code that secretly harvested Monero cyber-dosh and sent the coins over the internet to its masterminds, we’re told.

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