Miners under attack

Mining, like most modern industries, is vulnerable to cyberthreats and will become a more attractive target to hackers as it continues its path towards higher levels of digitalisation. Nia Kajastie reports

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Mining companies need to know where malware and attackers might be able to get in and which business-critical assets are particularly vulnerable. Photo: iStock.com/Urupong

On March 19, major aluminium producer Norsk Hydro suffered a cyberattack, speculated to be caused by ransomware called LockerGoga.