Tag: Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa

Hacktivism

Iranian-Backed Cyber Group Targets Municipal Water Authority in Pennsylvania

On October 29, 2023, the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa (MWA) fell victim to a cyber attack by an Iranian-backed group known as CyberAv3ngers. This blog post discusses the details of the attack, the potential motives behind it, and provides recommendations from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on how organizations can safeguard their systems against similar attacks. Water and wastewater facilities are highly vulnerable to cyber threats, and implementing security measures such as changing default passwords, implementing multifactor authentication, and disconnecting PLCs from the internet can help fortify their systems.