Podcast: Why Bitcoin Miners Target Critical Infrastructure Networks

Ronen Rabinovich from Cyberbit explains why malicious bitcoin mining malware is increasing on industrial control systems.

On this week’s Threatpost Podcast show, we sit down with Ronen Rabinovich from Cyberbit to discuss bitcoin mining on operational technology and critical infrastructure networks.  Rabinovich talks about why the massive amount of computing power and lack of security and monitoring tools make operational technology environments enticing for cyber attackers looking to harness computing power.

Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/digitalunderground/RONEN.mp3

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  • Keith on

    How do we download the mp3 version?
    • Lindsey O'Donnell on

      Hi Keith - I just added a link to download the mp3 version. Thanks for your input.
  • - on

    So what you're saying is everyone who mines Bitcoin is automatically a hacker? And only Bitcoin? I suppose Monero, Litecoin, Etherium, etc are never mined illegally? It should read Cryptojackers in the title. Misusing terminology like that makes it seem like you don't know what you're talking about

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