Water and Waste Water

July 4, 2021: Ransomware Attack on Holiday at ME Wastewater Plant

In northern Maine, Limestone Water and Sewer District was hit on the Fourth of July holiday. Limestone Water and Sewer District Superintendent Jim Leighton said the control computer was hit with the ransomware attack.

April 6, 2021: Ransomware Attacks At 2 ME Wastewater Plants

The April attack occurred in the town of Mount Desert on Mount Desert Island, Maine.
In Mount Desert Island, officials said the attack took computers offline for three days, but treatment plants were not affected because they are controlled manually.
Ed Montague, superintendent for Mount Desert Wastewater, said, “The office computers were down for approximately three working days… Our treatment plants were not affected as they are manually controlled with no automated inputs.” No ransom was paid and no personal information was compromised, Montague said, and town and IT professionals were notified.

January 15, 2021: Hacker Accessed CA Water Treatment System

A hacker was easily able to get in to a San Francisco Bay Area water treatment facility in mid-January and delete programs used to treat drinking water, a senior intelligence official said Thursday.
The hacker used a former plant employee’s username and password to gain entry to the unidentified Bay Area water treatment facility Jan. 15, according to a NBC News report.

March 27, 2019: Ellsworth County Rural Water District Attacked

Wyatt A. Travnichek, 22, of Ellsworth County, Kansas ended up charged with one count of tampering with a public water system and one count of reckless damage to a protected computer during unauthorized access.

January 1, 1999: Navy Radar Shuts Down SCADA Systems

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

January 1, 1998: Computer Flaw Makes Water Undrinkable

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

January 1, 2005: Routine Audit of SCADA Laptop Identifies Virus

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

January 1, 2015: Attempted Cover-Up of Sewage Spillage

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

January 1, 2009: Flood Warning System Failure Causes Flooding

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

January 1, 2004: Trojan Backdoor on Water SCADA System

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

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