TAMPA, Fla. — It’s been nearly a month since Russia invaded Ukraine and the impact of the war for most Americans has been felt from afar. But, Monday the Biden Administration announced a Russian cyberattack ‘is coming” and companies should be prepared before it is too late.
The Bay Area has dealt with an infrastructure cyberattack before. A water facility in Oldsmar was hacked at the end of 2020 and drinking water was poisoned. Fortunately, officials figured it out before that water made it to people’s homes.
“They’re all scouting every network around the world, especially here in the United States, from other countries and if they find something; they find an avenue to get in. Then they’re going to start trying passwords and things like that until they break-in,” said Duarte Pereira, the Chief Technology Officer at FitechGelb.