US, Canada, UK Warn of Ongoing Pro-Russia Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure

May 4, 2024
US, Canada, UK Warn of Ongoing Pro-Russia Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure
  • US, Canada, and UK government agencies warn of pro-Russia hacktivist groups attacking North American and European critical infrastructure.

  • The cyberattacks focus on industrial control systems in water, wastewater, dams, energy, and food and agriculture sectors.

  • Initiated in 2022, these ongoing cyber operations exploit exposed systems and utilize default passwords.

  • Effects range from nuisance to physical disruptions, including altered settings and disabled alarms in water treatment facilities.

  • Authorities recommend that operators implement mitigation measures to defend against these cybersecurity threats.

  • Hacktivist groups may overstate attack impacts on social media, while victim reports suggest more limited damage.

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