Utility ransomware attacks becoming more sophisticated, new 'honeypot' operation finds

Utility Dive: Cybereason's honeypot operation — in which hackers are lured to break into a fake ICS network to study their methods — revealed increasingly targeted tactics and resulted in a dire warning for the electric sector and critical infrastructure more broadly.

"It is only a matter of time before a catastrophic event occurs, putting a nation in the dark or causing damage to the integrity of our electricity networks, water systems, or SCADA networks," Cybereason Chief Information Security Officer Israel Barak wrote in an analysis of the operation.

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