Irrigation Systems in Israel Hit With Cyber Attack That Temporarily Disabled Farm Equipment

A cyber attack that targeted irrigation systems in Israel is thought to be part of an annual “hacktivist” campaign that takes place every April, and this year’s attempt at least managed to cause a nuisance for some farms in the Jordan Valley.

The hackers targeted both farms and wastewater treatment plants. They seemingly had little success with the latter, but about a dozen farms failed to heed a National Cyber Directorate warning to disable certain remote connections ahead of the hacking campaign and temporarily had automated irrigation systems disabled.

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Source: CPO Magazine