Pylon Damage Leaves 50% of Herat without Electricity

Unknown militants destroyed an electricity pylon that transfers the energy to Herat province, the office of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the statement, the militants destroyed a pylon that imports electricity from Read More …

$500 million water infrastructure investment planned for Michigan

Michigan plans to spend $500 million on improving the state’s water infrastructure. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced MI Clean Water on Oct. 1, saying that it’s a step in the right direction after, “decades of underinvestment in Michigan’s infrastructure.” “The MI Read More …

Netwalker ransomware hits Pakistan’s largest private power utility

K-Electric, the sole electricity provider for Karachi, Pakistan, has suffered a Netwalker ransomware attack that led to the disruption of billing and online services. K-Electric is Pakistan’s largest power supplier, serving 2.5 million customers and employing over 10 thousand people. Read More …

Water and sanitation in a post-COVID world

Like many such events, this year’s World Water Week (Aug 24–28) conference will now be taking place virtually. Convened by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the meeting gathers scientists, business leaders, and policy makers, as well as civil society, to Read More …

Two more cyber-attacks hit Israel’s water system

Two more cyber-attacks have hit Israel’s water management facilities, officials from the Water Authority said last week. Officials said the attacks took place last month, in June, and didn’t cause any damage to the attacked organizations. The first attack hit Read More …

Espionage Group Hits U.S. Utilities with Sophisticated Spy Tool

The APT known as TA410 has added a modular remote-access trojan (RAT) to its espionage arsenal, deployed against Windows targets in the United States’ utilities sector. According to researchers at Proofpoint, the RAT, called FlowCloud, can access installed applications and Read More …

Why blackouts are so common in Afghanistan

Early this month, Afghanistan’s electricity sector took three major hits after blasts crippled transmission towers in Kabul’s Chimtala area and Charikar city in Parwan province. The next day in Charikar, explosives detonated at the site killed one official and injured Read More …

Israel government tells water treatment companies to change passwords

The Israeli government says that hackers have targeted its water supply and treatment facilities last week. In a security alert sent by the Israeli National Cyber-Directorate (INCD), the agency is urging personnel at companies active in the energy and water Read More …