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n Iranian hactivist group has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack that gave it access to the control system for a dam in the suburbs of New York — and intrusion that one official said may be "just the tip of the iceberg."
The group, SOBH Cyber Jihad, sent a message through another Iran-linked hacker outfit, Parastoo, promising that it would release the technical information that proves it was behind the 2013 breach, according to Flashpoint Intelligence.
The hackers claimed they kept quiet about the attack for two years because of a "state-level" warning not to go public with it "for the greater good."
originally posted by: Shamrock6
I say it was probably a soft target, or a target of opportunity.
Still disconcerting, though.
What I'm more interested in is why, if it's true, the hackers were told to stay quiet.
Foreign hackers broke into a water plant control system in Illinois last week and damaged a water pump in what may be the first reported case of a malicious cyber attack on a critical computer system in the United States, according to an industry expert.
There was even a special on the TV about it and they showed how it works at power plants. One utility company set up a stand alone diesel generator on their plant grounds and tried to insulate it entirely from hacker attack. It took some expert hackers about 15 minutes to locate it, hack it and cause the generator and engine to blow up.
Cool, I'll have to see if I can find that. My cable box spends a lot of time on H2 and the Science Channel. Best doom porn that money can buy!
I believe it was the History Channel.....H2 on our system. They had a number of gloom & doom reports a couple of months ago.
Yes and I admit that I'm hopelessly addicted.
Doom Porn......it sells!