Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is demanding more information from the FBI and the EPA about the Feb. 5 hacking of a water treatment facility in Oldsmar, Florida. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is requesting that the FBI provide "all assistance necessary" to the investigation.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the critical security issues raised by the hacking of a Florida city water treatment plant. Also featured: The CISO of the World Health Organization discusses supply chain security; hackers steal celebrities' cryptocurrency.
The Florida city that experienced a breach of its water treatment system used now-unsupported Windows 7 machines, shared the same password for remote access and had no firewall. The incident is likely to raise questions about the vulnerability of critical infrastructure in small towns on slim IT security budgets.
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As the investigation into the hacking of a water treatment facility in Florida continues, cybersecurity experts say the incident points to the urgent need to enhance operational technology security. Here are five key questions the incident raises.
A hacker breached a Florida city's water treatment network, increasing the amount of lye that would be added to the water to a dangerous level. Officials say they caught the change immediately and reversed it. Reuters reports that the system was accessed via the city's TeamViewer remote access software.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the persistent threat of ransomware. Also featured: Sorting out breaches tied to Accellion’s File Transfer Appliance; an update on fraud trends in 2021.
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Former Obama White House cybersecurity official Chris DeRusha has been appointed federal CISO by the Biden administration after having served as CISO for the Biden campaign. He joins a number of newly appointed officials who will have cybersecurity oversight.