The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday that recent inspections have revealed that more than 70 percent of water systems looked at since September 2023 are in violation of basic Safe Drinking Water Act requirements – thus causing “critical” cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Following the discovery of a Chinese-based hacking group compromising U.S. critical infrastructure, the White House – in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – announced plans this week to form a Water Sector Cybersecurity Task Force.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – along with the National Security Agency (NSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) – have released a new cybersecurity advisorywarning of continued Iranian-backed cybersecurity attacks aimed towards American and Israeli water and wastewater systems (WWS).

water, drinking water, public water systems
water, drinking water, public water systems

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is asking the FBI and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide more information on the recent attempt by cyber criminals to poison the water supply at an Oldsmar, Fla. water treatment facility.

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