- Attacks on Israeli water systems reflect growing risk that states will boost cyber capabilities to directly damage rivals’ critical physical infrastructure
- Increased integration of physical security systems into telecommunications networks will significantly increase opportunities for attacks
- Use of novel techniques to conduct physical attacks will raise likelihood of unintended escalations between states
Israel’s Water Authority confirmed on 17 July that two cyberattacks had targeted pumping facilities in June, although it reported no damage. This followed an earlier attack against water facilities that prompted the Israeli National Cyber-Directorate (INCD) on 23 April to call on personnel in the energy and water sectors to change passwords on internet-connected systems.
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