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Industrial Equipment Supplier Hit by Cyberattack

The systems of industrial equipment supplier Advanced Flexible Composites Inc. were reportedly hacked on January 17, 2016. Advanced Flexible Composites is based in Lake in the Hills, Illinois and produces fluoropolymer-coated and silicone-coated fabrics and other products. The cyberattack allegedly prevented the company from carrying out typical business operations, such as processing quote and order … More

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New Ransomware Targets Industrial Systems

A group of researchers successfully created a malware variant of ransomware that can infect core industrial and infrastructure systems. The Georgia Institute of Technology researchers custom built a ransomware strain to attack a simulated water treatment plant, according to reports. The researchers wanted to underscore vulnerabilities in the systems used by the critical infrastructure, industrial … More

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