Move over Healthcare, Ransomware Has Manufacturing In Its Sights
Everyone has heard how ransomware shut down the networks of several large healthcare providers this past year. To get their systems unlocked, these organizations paid huge ransoms to cybercriminals. Healthcare networks are notoriously vulnerable, and have been tagged by the media and security professionals as the preferred target for these sorts of attacks.
Time is Money. Ransomware will target anyone that has a valuable and time critical operation, so the next in line seems to be the manufacturing industry. With Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things just around the corner these attacks will only intensify.