Hackers can exploit a new niche of widespread security vulnerabilities ushered in the by the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) to target and seize control of critical public and private infrastructure in the US, according to a new report from CyberNews.

The reason US infrastructure is so vulnerable is because many of these systems are run by legacy Industrial Control Systems (ICS) which were designed without cybersecurity in mind. CyberNews‘ research found that many ICS panels for both public and private infrastructure in the US are still unprotected and easily accessible to hackers despite growing investments in infrastructure security.

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