A number of domestic water purification systems have been attacked by cyber attackers, including ones from domestic water supply companies.
The hack came after the Australian Water Networks (AWN) was hacked in June 2016, affecting water supplies for about 15,000 customers, and the company has since launched a cyber security program to make sure it is protected.
The AWN says its systems are not affected by the latest attack, and that no personal information has been compromised.”AWN is fully aware of the cyber incident that occurred and is fully working to strengthen its systems and services in order to minimise any disruption,” the company said in a statement.
The cyberattack occurred after a group of individuals gained access to AWN’s network.
The attackers made unauthorized access to the company’s internal systems, accessing data and deleting files, according to a report from the Australian Federal Police.
They stole personal data, including names, addresses, credit card numbers, bank details, and social security numbers.
The report also said the attackers used the data to conduct fraudulent transactions, and obtained personal data such as credit card and bank account numbers and other sensitive information, including passwords.AWN has since announced a “cyber security program” to prevent further cyber attacks.
“The AWS network is resilient and the network has been secured with industry-leading technology,” the AWN said in the statement.
The AWNs water purifying system has been patched in response to the attack, but the hack also affected water filtration systems in some households.”
The AWNS network has not been breached.”
The AWNs water purifying system has been patched in response to the attack, but the hack also affected water filtration systems in some households.
A number of water filters in some homes in Victoria were affected by a hack in June.
The attack has affected water purifications for about 150,000 households, including some in suburbs.
The system was patched in late June.
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