Hackers target power plant's safety system to knock it offline | Engadget Today

This could be the start of a dangerous trend.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/17/hackers-shut-down-plant-by-targeting-safety-system/

Hackers have already attacked critical infrastructure, but now they're launching campaigns that could have dire consequences. FireEye reported that a plant of an unmentioned nature and location (other firms believe it's in the Middle East) was forced to shut down after a hack targeted its industrial safety system -- it's the first known instance of a breach like this taking place. While the digital assault was clearly serious in and of itself, there are hints that it could have been much worse.

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