Wednesday, February 21, 2024
More
    HomeWorldBreaches by Iran-Affiliated Hackers Spanned Multiple US States, Federal Agencies Say

    Breaches by Iran-Affiliated Hackers Spanned Multiple US States, Federal Agencies Say

    Breaches by Iran-Affiliated Hackers Spanned Multiple US States, Federal Agencies Say

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small western Pennsylvania water authority was just one of multiple organizations breached in the United States by Iran-affiliated hackers who targeted a specific industrial control device because it is Israeli-made, U.S. and Israeli authorities say.

    “The victims span multiple U.S. states,” the , the Environmental Protection Agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, known as CISA, as well as 's National Cyber Directorate said in an advisory emailed to The Associated Press late Friday.

    They did not say how many organizations were hacked or otherwise describe them.

    Matthew Mottes, the chairman of the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa, which discovered it had been hacked on Nov. 25, said Thursday that federal officials had told him the same group also breached four other utilities and an aquarium.

    Cybersecurity experts say that while there is no evidence of Iranian involvement in the Oct. 7 attack into Israel by Hamas that triggered the war in they expected state-backed Iranian hackers and -Palestinian hacktivists to step up cyberattacks on Israeli and its allies in its aftermath. And indeed that has happened.

    The multiagency advisory explained what CISA had not when it confirmed the Pennsylvania hack on Wednesday — that other industries outside water and water-treatment facilities use the same equipment — Vision Series programmable logic…

    Continue Reading This Article At Military.com

    Stay Connected

    34,572FansLike
    4,123FollowersFollow
    1,739FollowersFollow

    Latest articles

    AlphaDog Hosting Ad

    Related articles

    Leave a reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here
    Captcha verification failed!
    CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!