‘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

January 5, 2024

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.

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