Byzantine attack or Byzantine Cyber attack, is a common attack technics against SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and IoT (Internet of Things) systems. During this type of attack, the attacker (Threat Actor) re-program the SCADA/IoT sensor to send a false information to the control room / monitoring system / other sensor. By this, the attacker can hide from the control staff / end user the current SCADA/IoT system status, harm the decision-making process and creating a physical damage to the SCADA/IoT system and its products.
For additional information please review:
Mitigating Byzantine Attacks in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks, Baruch Awerbuch, Reza Curtmola, David Holmer, Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Herbert Rubens, Technical Report Version 1, March 2004