Israel thwarted attack on water systems: cyber chief

I strongly suspect that Israel won’t be the only target for attack. If you work with Industrial Control Systems, look for IOCs now…:

Israel successfully thwarted a major cyber attack against its water systems last month, widely thought to have been the work of its nemesis Iran, Israel’s national cyber chief announced on Thursday.

The assault was a “synchronized and organized” attempt at disrupting key national infrastructure, cyber chief Yigal Unna said in a video address to CyberechLive Asia, a digital international cyber conference.

“If the bad guys had succeeded in their plot, we would now be facing, in the middle of the coronacrisis, very big damage to the civilian population and a lack of water and even worse than that,” he added.

Chemicals mixed into water

If Israel’s National Cyber Directorate had not detected the attack in real time, chemicals could have been mixed into the country’s water source in the wrong proportions, causing a “harmful and disastrous” outcome, Unna said.


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