Cyberattack at Indiana Water Plant

April 23, 2024

INCIDENT

A wastewater treatment plant in Indiana suffered a cyberattack Friday, forcing maintenance personnel to investigate the nature of the incident.
“We were targeted and we have not been compromised,” said Jim Ankrum, general manager of Tipton Municipal Utilities (TMU) in a CNN report. TMU provides electricity, water and wastewater treatment for Tipton, a town of 5,000 people that is about 40 miles north of Indianapolis. “TMU experienced minimal disruption and remained operational at all times.”
A Russia-linked hacking group claimed responsibility, according to the report. The same group claimed credit for a string of hacking incidents against water facilities in Texas earlier this year.

Incident Date

April 19, 2024

Estimated Cost

Unknown

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source