ICS Computer Attacks Steadily Rising

ICS Computer Attacks Steadily Rising

An analysis of ICS (industrial control systems) computers revealed a consistent increase in the percentage of attacks, according to a new ICS CERT report from Kaspersky Lab.

The Kaspersky Lab report, Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems in H1 2018, indicated that 41.2% of ICS computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once in the first half of 2018, with the largest percentage of the attacks targeting Vietnam (75.1%), Algeria (71.6%) and Morocco (65%).

The data collected also showed that the safest regions for industrial machines were Denmark (14%), Ireland (14.4%) and Switzerland (15.9%). Countries that saw a significantly higher percentage of attacks were all within Africa, Asia and Latin America.

By Kacy Zurkus 

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