‘If you told me to list 10 things that would go wrong, this would not be on the list’: Tiny water authority in Pennsylvania hit by Iranian cyberattack
Marc Levy and The Associated Press
January 2, 2024
The tiny Aliquippa water authority in western Pennsylvania was perhaps the least-suspecting victim of an international cyberattack.
It had never had outside help in protecting its systems from a cyberattack, either at its existing plant that dates to the 1930s or the new $18.5 million one it is building.
Then it — along with several other water utilities — was struck by what federal authorities say are Iranian-backed hackers targeting a piece of equipment specifically because it was Israeli-made.