Report: Iran behind hack of Israeli Water Authority sites

According to Fox News, the Iranians used American servers to launch their attack on the Israeli infrastructure sites last month; U.S. Department of Energy refused to comment on the report

Iran is behind a cyber attack on Israeli water authority sites last month, Fox News reported Thursday. It is unclear whether the attack was successful.
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  • The attack targeted several Water Authority facilities and was thwarted by the authority's cyber division, according to an internal departmental report.
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    The Sea of Galilee is Israel's main source of drinking water
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    Israeli cyber security officials gave an immediate order to all sites effected to change passwords and take steps to stop any breach of their systems while some sites were instructed to go offline.
    Daniel Lacker, who heads the Water Authority's security department, reported the attack.
    "We have received a number of reports regarding a cyber attack on the... systems. No damage was reported during the incident."
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    A source familiar with the incident said blamed the attack on "the Water Authority's failure to protect sites."
    The Water Authority said in response: "The subject of attempted cyber attacks is not new and is constantly addressed by the appropriate experts."
    According to the report, the Iranian hackers used American servers to launch their attack
    The U.S. Department of Energy declined to comment on the report.
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