Russian cyber attackers hack Texas Panhandle drinking water and flood town in first-ever raid by ‘Kremlin aligned’ group

April 22, 2024

By Alex Hammer,

April 22, 2024

Russian hackers claiming to be backed by the Kremlin are believed to have remotely accessed a Texas town’s water tower. 

The suspected hack in the Texas Panhandle town in January would be the  first-ever disruption of a US drinking water system by Russia, after Iran and China carried out similar attacks.

The hack in Muleshoe, a community of 5,000 not far from the New Mexico border, led to the tower overflowing with thousands of gallons for almost an hour, leading to a state of emergency to be declared.

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