Dragos, a Hanover Maryland based cybersecurity firm has detected a new form of ransomware that targets industrial control systems. The treat is known as both Snake and Ekans, basically encrypts files and demands payment in the form of cryptocurrency to return control of computers. This particular ransomware is concerning since it can target any utility, these include power grids, manufacturing plants, oil refineries, and sewage treatment plants.
Unlike other ransomware that has been state-sponsored, Ekans seems to be the work of independent cyber criminals seeking financial gain. For more information about this threat click here.