As US Government Prepares For Iranian Cyberattacks, Group Attacks Water Service In Pennsylvania, CISA Releases Alert
The hacker group that calls themselves "CyberAv3ngers" has taken responsibility for at least 10 water treatment centers in Israel, as well as a number of other attacks globally.
ALIQUIPPA, PENNSYLVANIA - As the U.S. government prepares for Iranian cyberattacks in retaliation for its support of Israel during its conflict with the Hamas terrorist organization, the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania reported on Saturday that it had been targeted by an Iranian-backed hacker group called "CyberAv3ngers".
CISA has released an alert about the Iranian-backed hack on the Pennsylvania, USA Water Service, and Israeli Water Treatment Centers.
CISA: While few details are currently known, according to open-source reporting, on Saturday the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa in western Pennsylvania was attacked by an Iranian-backed cyber group known as CyberAv3ngers.
Matthew Mottes, who is the chairman of the board of directors for the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa spoke to KDKA-TV and said that the group took over one of its booster stations which monitors and regulates water pressure for the towns of Raccoon and Potter, an action which triggering an alarm system.