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EPA Warns Of Increase In Cybersecurity Threats To Public Water Systems | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware


Officials say China, Russia, and Iran have all already disrupted water systems with cyberattacks.

The Environmental Protection Agency is warning of a cybersecurity threat to public water systems.

The agency says 70% of the water utilities it inspected don’t meet the standards from the Safe Drinking Water Act to prevent attacks.

Some of the issues include outdated passwords and easily compromised login information.

EPA and National Security officials say letters have been sent to governors across the U.S. regarding the threats and importance of taking action to repair the issues. The letters also emphasized on creating stronger cyber security protections.

Officials say China, Russia, and Iran have all already disrupted water systems with cyberattacks.



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