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Echobot Malware Drives Significant Increase in OT Attacks

February 11, 2020

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IBM’s 2020 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index summarizes the most prominent threats observed by the company’s researchers last year, including OT threats.

Based on data derived from network event logs, IBM saw an increase of over 2000 percent in attacks targeting industrial control systems (ICS) and other OT assets compared to 2018.

“In fact, the number of events targeting OT assets in 2019 was greater than the activity volume observed in the past three years,” the company said in its report.

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