Most recent cyber attacks on water systems won’t be the last, says cybersecurity expert


More government agencies are taking steps to shore up their cybersecurity measures.

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would step up inspections of water facilities that may be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Why are government agencies more at risk when it comes to cyberattacks and operational vulnerabilities?

Read more…
Source: MSN News


Sign up for our Newsletter


Related:

  • Charges filed in cyber attack on East Bay water treatment plant

    July 6, 2023

    A 53-year-old Tracy man is facing federal criminal charges in connection with an alleged attack on the computer systems of a Discovery Bay water treatment plant more than two years ago, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Rambler Gallo was a full-time employee of a private Massachusetts-based company that contracted with Discovery Bay to operate the ...

  • Gone Phishing: Hunting for Malicious Industrial-Themed Emails to Prevent Operational Technology Compromises

    January 17, 2023

    Phishing is one of the most common techniques used to deliver malware and gain access to target networks. This is not only because of its simplicity and scalability, but also because of its efficiency in exploiting vulnerabilities in human behavior. Despite the existence of sophisticated detection tooling and security awareness of phishing techniques, defenders across ...

  • Hackers stole data from multiple electric utilities in recent ransomware attack

    December 27, 2022

    Hackers stole data belonging to multiple electric utilities in an October ransomware attack on a US government contractor that handles critical infrastructure projects across the country, according to a memo describing the hack obtained by CNN. Federal officials have closely monitored the incident for any potential broader impact on the US power sector while private investigators ...

  • After ransomware hits Colombian energy firm, Moody’s says low patch rate suggests inadequacies in cyber practices

    December 22, 2022

    A ransomware attack at top Colombian energy company Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) may damage its credit quality, setting an alarm clock for the critical infrastructure industry to develop efficient mitigation practices and vulnerability management programs, Moody’s said. EPM, one of Colombia’s largest public energy, water, and gas providers suffered from a ransomware attack reported on ...

  • UK: Cambridge Water customers’ bank details published to dark web after cyber attack

    December 3, 2022

    Bank account details of Cambridge Water customers have been published to the dark web, following a cyber attack. Customers have been left alarmed and furious after learning that names and current addresses, sort codes and account numbers are among the data stolen by cyber criminals from its parent company, South Staffordshire plc, back in August. Cambridge Water ...

  • Cybersecurity laws to be updated to boost UK protection from cyber attacks

    November 30, 2022

    The UK’s cybersecurity laws will be updated to require outsourced IT providers to meet security standards as part of efforts to better protect supply chains, the Government has announced. The Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations will be updated so third-party firms providing IT services to businesses will be compelled to have effective cybersecurity measures in ...