Iran-linked hacking group exploited PLCs used in water control systems - 15 exposed instances in South Africa

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South African water and sewage control systems potentially hit in global hack

The Shadowserver Foundation has revealed that South Africa is among the countries most impacted by a recent attack on Unitronics programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

This comes after the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory warning that a state-sponsored Iranian hacking group had exploited security weaknesses in the controllers.
 
But But - we in bed with them.
Suppose when the world's most evil countries are your bed-fellows it stands to reason you will get mites.
lie with the dogs....


We have been so hostile to the US and they do us the decency of letting us know we have been hacked. LOL
 
Why are our local cyber security hub and others not alerting us? It's almost like we are relying on others to tell us we have cyber security risks. It is noteworthy too that SA's biggest "friends" are not the ones alerting us either.
 
So is this the new excuse for water-shedding? First RandWater said it was climate change, now they'll say we were hacked?
 
We have a local cyber security hub?
This is what we've been paying for over 9 years:

The Cybersecurity Hub is mandated by the National Cybersecurity Policy Framework (NCPF) which was passed by Cabinet in March 2012. The Cybersecurity Hub is South Africa’s National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and strives to make Cyberspace an environment where all residents of South Africa can safely communicate, socialise, and transact in confidence. It achieves this by working with stakeholders from government, the private sector, civil society and the public with a view to identifying and countering cybersecurity threats.

The Cybersecurity Hub enhances interaction, consultations and promotes a coordinated approach regarding engagements with the private sector and civil society. As a key point of contact for cybersecurity matters, it coordinates cybersecurity response activities, and facilitates information and technology sharing.


From https://www.cybersecurityhub.gov.za/

But yes, they don't have this news on their portal yet, and I'm still waiting for any reply to an e-mail I sent them back on Oct. I think maybe they're only drawing their monthly salaries...
 
This is what we've been paying for over 9 years:

The Cybersecurity Hub is mandated by the National Cybersecurity Policy Framework (NCPF) which was passed by Cabinet in March 2012. The Cybersecurity Hub is South Africa’s National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and strives to make Cyberspace an environment where all residents of South Africa can safely communicate, socialise, and transact in confidence. It achieves this by working with stakeholders from government, the private sector, civil society and the public with a view to identifying and countering cybersecurity threats.

The Cybersecurity Hub enhances interaction, consultations and promotes a coordinated approach regarding engagements with the private sector and civil society. As a key point of contact for cybersecurity matters, it coordinates cybersecurity response activities, and facilitates information and technology sharing.


From https://www.cybersecurityhub.gov.za/

But yes, they don't have this news on their portal yet, and I'm still waiting for any reply to an e-mail I sent them back on Oct. I think maybe they're only drawing their monthly salaries...
Help nie as die tenderpreneurs aanjaag nie.
 
This is what we've been paying for over 9 years:

The Cybersecurity Hub is mandated by the National Cybersecurity Policy Framework (NCPF) which was passed by Cabinet in March 2012. The Cybersecurity Hub is South Africa’s National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and strives to make Cyberspace an environment where all residents of South Africa can safely communicate, socialise, and transact in confidence. It achieves this by working with stakeholders from government, the private sector, civil society and the public with a view to identifying and countering cybersecurity threats.

The Cybersecurity Hub enhances interaction, consultations and promotes a coordinated approach regarding engagements with the private sector and civil society. As a key point of contact for cybersecurity matters, it coordinates cybersecurity response activities, and facilitates information and technology sharing.


From https://www.cybersecurityhub.gov.za/

But yes, they don't have this news on their portal yet, and I'm still waiting for any reply to an e-mail I sent them back on Oct. I think maybe they're only drawing their monthly salaries...
Lekker BEE, AA and Transformation!
 
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