The safety systems targeted are key components for critical infrastructures as they are used to monitor industrial environments to ensure the safety of workers, environmental factors and other aspects of operations, ‘ said Edgard Capdevielle, CEO of Nozomi Networks and a FireEye partner. A decade ago, hackers reportedly working on behalf of the USA and Israel deployed the Stuxnet worm to sabotage Uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran. Another, “Industroyer”, was spotted in 2016 and was reportedly used to cut power in Ukraine.

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