Israeli Agriculture Water Supply Victim to Cyber Attack

Israel is having a rough time right now. It all started back in April 2020, when Israeli officials reported that hackers attempted to modify water chlorine levels. Could this be an attempt to harm the people of Israel deliberately?

Israel is having a rough time right now. It all started back in April 2020, when Israeli officials reported that hackers attempted to modify water chlorine levels. Could this be an attempt to harm the people of Israel deliberately?

Since then, two more cyber attacks have managed to hit Israel’s water management facility. Officials claim the attacks took place last month, in June 2020, but the hackers failed to cause damage to the organization.

The first attack gave way to agricultural water pumps in Galilee, while the second took place in Mateh Yehuda, local media reported. The two attacks come after Israel suffered a first cyber-attack on its water supply system in April.

Following the intrusion, the Israel National Cyber-Directorate (INCD) and the Water Authority sent out a message, alerting water treatment facilities to change the passwords of their internet-connected equipment “with emphasis on operational systems and chlorine control devices in particular.”

Israeli officials never attributed the April attack, but the Washington Post, citing foreign intelligence officials, said the intrusion was linked to Iran.

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