Attack on Israeli water utilities
Date of report
  • May 2020
  • Iranian government
Iranian hackers sought to cripple computers that control water flow and wastewater treatment for two rural districts in Israel. Israeli officials reported that the attack was quickly detected and defeated, preventing harm to water supplies.
Suspected victims
  • Israeli water utilities
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Sabotage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response