Iranian cyberattack aimed to raise chlorine level in Israeli water, killing innocents

Iranian cyberattack aimed to raise chlorine level in Israeli water, killing innocents
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[Ed. – If Joe Biden were to become president, the U.S. would attempt once again to coddle this state sponsor of terrorism.]

An Iranian cyberattack in April on Israel’s water systems aimed to raise chlorine levels in drinking water, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, quoting an unnamed intellience official from a Western country.

The attack, first reported by Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth in early May, had been noticed after water pumps started malfunctioning. According to the report, it had focused “on operational systems and mechanisms for adding chlorine to wells.”

According to the Financial Times report, the attack, if successful, could have left tens of thousands without water, including farmers, and, at worst, hundreds of people could have fallenseriously [sic] ill.

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The Financial Times’ Western intelligence source said the attack had been “more sophisticated than they [Israel] initially thought.”

“It was close to successful, and it’s not fully clear why it didn’t succeed,” the source added.

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