Attacks on industrial control system (ICS) computers went up by .85 percentage points in H2 of 2020 compared to H1, according to new research from Kaspersky.
The analysis also found that the variety of malware families targeting ICS computers increased by 30% in this period, with cyber-criminals significantly ramping up attacks against these sectors amid the COVID-19 lockdowns.
While industrial organizations have traditionally been an attractive target for malicious actors due to the highly sensitive data they hold, Kaspersky noted a decline in the proportion of ICS computers on which malicious objects were detected from the second half of 2019. However, this trend changed in the second half of 2020, with COVID-19 likely changing the tactics employed by cyber-criminals.
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