Pro-Iran Hackers Cut Water Supply for 2 Days in Remote Irish Town

January 30, 2024

INCIDENT

Cyberattack on Irish water utility, Erris, leaves 180 homeowners without water for 2 days after the extraordinary incident impacted the Eurotronics Israeli-made water pumping system. The hackers stated the equipment was targeted due to the fact it originated in Israel.

Erris Water stated they did not have the budget for firewalls and were unable to recover operations, struggling to bypass the pump to run manually, leading to the two day outage.

Incident Date

November 30, 2023

Location

Ireland

Estimated Cost

Shutdown water distribution to 180 residents for 2 days

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified