Cyber-Attack on US Water Company Causes Network Outage

Infosecurity | January 29, 2020

Cyber-Attack on US Water Company Causes Network Outage
A South Carolina water company is recovering from a cyber-attack that took its phone and online payment systems offline for nearly a week. The cyber-attack on Greenville Water triggered a payment system outage that began on Wednesday, January 22. Company spokesperson Emerald Clark said 500,000 customers were affected by the incident. An investigation has been launched into the cyber-attack, the exact nature of which is yet to be revealed by Greenville Water. It's not yet known who targeted the water company or from where the attack was launched. Greenville Water CEO David Bereskin said he was "fairly certain" that the utility's data had not been compromised as a result of the incident.

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