[SecurityWeek] OT Systems Increasingly Targeted by Unsophisticated Hackers: Mandiant

Unsophisticated threat actors — in many cases motivated by financial gain — have increasingly targeted internet-exposed operational technology (OT) systems, according to research conducted by Mandiant, FireEye’s threat intelligence and incident response unit.

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