British water utility stops hackers – AnGriff successful

British water utility stops hackers – AnGriff successful

18. August 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

British water utility stops hackers – AnGriff successful

London, 18.8.2022

A group of hackers known as Sl0p claimed to have access to security keys of the British water company South Staffordshire PLC thus they could contaminate the water source for the millions of citizens.

In response, the water utility said that hackers had tried to break into their premises, but they had been able to shut them down beforehand. So the water is safe, it said.

South Staffordshire owns South Staffs Water and Cambridge Water. South Staffordshire Water is a utility that provides drinking water to more than 1.6 million people in the United Kingdom.

Researchers suspect the vulnerability may be related to a recent VNC hack that exposed thousands of unprotected VNCs across Europe. VNC is remote control software that can be used to control other computers over a network connection.

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