Cybercrime will use operational technology to physically harm human beings

R. Alonso

Madrid

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Crime on the Internet is a booming business. Above all, if we refer to the ‘ransomware‘, that code that hijack information and equipment and then request a ransom. According to estimates by the Israeli security firm Cyberark, during 2021 its use could generate losses, in global terms, close to 20,000 million dollars. However, the worst could be yet to come. Thus, at least, it stands out in a recent report carried out by the technology consultancy Gartner, in which it is pointed out that, By 2025, cybercriminals will try to harm or even kill human beings thanks to infections carried out in operational technology environments (OT, for their

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