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Russian Cyber Threats Prompt Water Systems to Prepare for Hacks

March 11, 2022, 7:18 PM

Drinking and wastewater systems should prepare for Russian cyber attacks following sanctions imposed on the country for attacking Ukraine, state officials say, even though no specific threat has been made against them yet.

Public water systems are encouraged to “maintain a heightened awareness for possible intrusions into their operational networks and to prepare to maintain critical operations if process control networks are disabled,” Minnesota’s Department of Health said in an alert to the state’s utilities Friday.

The state warned its water systems that it has “new information” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Water Information Sharing & Analysis ...