A water purification instillation in southern Israel
A water purification installation in southern Israel
Photo: Roee Idan
A water purification installation in southern Israel

Israeli water infrastructure hit with more cyberattacks

The attacks target agricultural water pumps in the Upper Galilee and infrastructure in the center of the country, officials say but add that they caused no damage and were repaired by local authorities

i24NEWS, Ynet |
Published: 07.17.20 , 11:05
A cyber-attack targeted two Israeli water infrastructure facilities, with the Israeli Water Authority confirmed on Thursday.

  • Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter
  • According to officials, the attacks were aimed at agricultural water pumps in the Upper Galilee and infrastructure in the center of the country.
    A water purification instillation in southern Israel A water purification instillation in southern Israel
    A water purification installation in southern Israel
    (Photo: Roee Idan)
    The hacks did cause any damage, the authorities said.
    "These were small specific drainage facilities in the agricultural sector, that were immediately and independently repaired by the local authorities. It did not cause any damage to the service, and had no real effect," the Water Authority said in a press release.
    The officials did not point at any possible suspects behind the attack.
    In April, the Water Authority structures were hit by another cyberattack, with Fox News reporting that it was the work of Iranian hackers.
    A Water Authorities' reservoir in central Israel A Water Authorities' reservoir in central Israel
    A Water Authorities' reservoir in central Israel
    (Photo: Aviv Moses )
    The attack also reportedly resulted in no damage but was said to have left the Israeli defense establishment outraged as it targeted civilian infrastructure.
    Sometime after the incident, a cyber-attack was reported at Iran's largest cargo port, resulting in a massive backlog at the facility.

    Talkbacks for this article 0