Very dangerous Ransomware attacks are occurring & special alert was issued by USA GOVT security agencies for increased attacks of Local Water Management Systems

US Warns of Ransomware Attacks Targeting Local Water Systems | PCMag

Ongoing Cyber Threats to U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems Sector Facilities | CISA

NCF Water | CISA

The threat of a ransomware attack shutting down water systems in the country is prompting US authorities to issue an industry-wide alert to stay on guard for potential cyber attacks.  Thursday’s warning comes from the FBI, NSA, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which cite four ransomware attacks over the past year that infected computers at water and wastewater systems in the country.

The most recent attack occurred in August. “Malicious cyber actors used Ghost variant ransomware against a California-based WWS (water and wastewater system) facility. The ransomware variant had been in the system for about a month,” the agencies say. The operators of the facility only learned of the attack when the hackers began displaying a ransomware message across the computers.