Iranian Hackers Take Over American Water Station

  • On Saturday, the municipal water authority in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, revealed that one of its water stations fell victim to a cyberattack orchestrated by an Iran-backed criminal group known as the “Cyber Av3ngers.”
  • The Iranian hackers infiltrated the water station’s computer systems, displaying messages on the screens that included slogans such as “Down with Israel!” and a declaration that equipment labeled “Made in Israel” was considered a legal target by the Cyber Av3ngers.
  • The targeted water station plays a crucial role in the water pressure system serving Raccoon and Potter Townships in Pennsylvania. The incident underscores the growing concern over cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting critical infrastructure, prompting heightened awareness and vigilance in safeguarding such systems.