Hackers disrupt IT network of Rome’s Public Utility and Power Company, ACEA

June 23, 2023


Acea's computer system network was restored 4 days after the cyber attack by the Black Basta ransomware group.

“The Group's websites and the online platforms for managing the commercial aspects of water, electricity and gas supplies are operational, as well as – from Saturday – the contact center service of the Group companies for customers" The Company reiterates "that the IT disruption generated by the cyber attack did not affect the essential electricity and water distribution services which have always been regularly guaranteed".

The Italian cybersecurity agency says at least a dozen hacks are likely tied to the BlackBasta ransomware group. Investigators say the ransomware campaign may have hit thousands of organizations worldwide since Thursday. The first attack was against energy company Acea.

Incident Date

February 2, 2023



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source