ICS Honeypots targeted by criminal hackers

Is this the new type of ransomware attack?  This honeypot was actively targeted by what appears to be criminal organization.    

Destructive Petrochemical Plant cyberattack thwarted

The motivation behind this attack appears to be intentionally destructive http://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/technology/saudi-arabia-hacks-cyberattacks.html

Cryptocurrency Malware Mining Attack on ICS systems

Water Utility in Europe Hit by Cryptocurrency Malware Mining Attack http://www.eweek.com/security/water-utility-in-europe-hit-by-cryptocurrency-malware-mining-attack

Triton malware targets Safety Instrumentation Systems (SIS)

New malware attacking Schneider Triconex SIS