When crypto-mining malware hits a SCADA network[source: helpnetsecurity]

Stealthy crypto-mining is on track to surpass ransomware as cybercriminals’ most favorite money-making option, and companies with computers and servers that run all day and night long are the preferred targets.

This could be more than just a nuisance to the companies – it could seriously affect business operations and render some companies unable to operate for days and even weeks.

In some instances, namely when the companies are part of critical infrastructure, the consequences may be more severe than in others.

Monero-mining malware on servers of a water utility company

Industrial cybersecurity vendor Radiflow shared with Help Net Security the most recent example of such an incident.

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