The manufacturing sector has been continuously facing the brunt of cyberattacks in recent years. Especially, ransomware attacks have targeted a number of manufacturing companies and industrial firms in 2019. The primary contributor to these ransomware attacks includes LockerGoga ransomware, followed by WannaCry, GandCrab, and BitPayment ransomware.
Numbers that matter
Manufacturing firms are an appealing target for attackers because of the critical infrastructure used by the sector.
LockerGoga ransomware attacks
LockerGoga ransomware targeted several industrial and manufacturing companies including Altran Technologies, Norsk Hydro, Hexion, and Momentive.
Other major ransomware attacks against manufacturing firms
Some prominent malware attacks that hit the manufacturing firms