A new wave of cyberattacks reportedly aimed at industrial control systems comes at a time when private companies and government are still struggling to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure, experts say.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that the attacks were aimed mostly at U.S. energy companies. Rather than looking for intellectual property or sensitive information, the hackers were using probes to look for ways to seize control of processing plants.
While government officials did not know if the attacks were state-sponsored, the origin appeared to be somewhere in the Middle East. (Read More)