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3 Jan 2024

U.S. Water Utilities Hacked Due to Simple '1111' Passwords

U.S. critical infrastructure providers [are criticized for weak cyber defenses]( amid Iran-linked and China-linked cyber intrusions. The National Security Council and Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger highlight the need for better security after attacks on water and energy utilities, which exploited basic flaws like using default passwords such as "1111." CyberAv3ngers targeted U.S. water utilities using Israeli-made Unitronics devices, affecting various entities without disrupting water supply.