Pro-Iran Attackers Access Multiple Water Facility Controllers


Critical infrastructure in multiple US states may have been compromised by Iran-affiliated attackers targeting programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

A warning from the FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Israel National Cyber Directorate comes after an attack was detected on a Pennsylvania water authority last week, where the CyberAv3ngers threat group hacked Unitronics Vision Series PLCs.

Researchers believe that the CyberAv3ngers are affiliated with Iranian Government Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and are politically motivated to go after the Unitronics PLCs, which have components that are Israeli-owned.