From the Office of Intelligence and Analysis: Vulnerabilities in Water and Wastewater Systems Networks

May 26, 2021 / Comments (0)


The Office of Intelligence and Analysis released a seven page report on Malicious Cyber Actors Likely to Continue Exploiting Vulnerabilities in Water and Wastewater Systems Networks on May 20, 2021.
“We assess that high profile cyber attacks against water and wastewater systems (WWS)
sector networks will increase as criminal, nation-state, and terrorist cyber actors seek to
exploit enduring vulnerabilities to achieve financial, geopolitical, or ideological objectives. We
base this assessment on successful cyber actor targeting since at least 2018—and as recent as
February 2021—of US and foreign WWS sector networks. Malicious cyber activity against US
and international water facilities is common and typically undertaken to secure ransom
payments, highlight political or social causes, or the sector is targeted in the context of a broader geopolitical issue or conflict.”
Click here for the full report.

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