INCIDENT: UK Water Utility Suffers Cyberattack

Customers have been assured there is safe drinking water after South Staffordshire PLC, the parent company of South Staffs Water and Cambridge Water in the UK, fell victim to a cyberattack Monday.
The company supplies 330 million liters of drinking water to 1.6 million customers.
“This incident has not affected our ability to supply safe water and we can confirm we are still supplying safe water to all of our Cambridge Water and South Staffs Water customers," the company said in a statement. "This is thanks to the robust systems and controls over water supply and quality we have in place at all times as well as the quick work of our teams to respond to this incident and implement the additional measures we have put in place on a precautionary basis."

Incident Date

August 15, 2022

Estimated Cost

Ransomware attack, amount unknown

References:

  • Cyberattack Raises Pressure on European Water Providers During Drought Attack on British water company increases concerns about sector’s vulnerability
  • Clop gang targeted UK drinking water supplier South Staffordshire Water
  • UK Water Utility Hit In Cyberattack

Impacts

IT

Pin It on Pinterest

Scroll to Top