IL water system pump failure not cyber attack

page: 1
2

log in

join

posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 04:48 PM
link   
This is one recent event that was believed to be a deliberate attack by Russian cyber infiltration.IMO it also proves that reports being issued by the media aren't always as they appear, and in most cases evidence to support the claim are minute and lacking key support for validation..

Source

New reports on Nov. 28 backed initial DHS skepticism that the failure of a pump at an Illinois water utility was a foreign cyber attack on the system’s supervisory control and acquisition system.

The Washington Post reported on Nov. 28 that the failure of a water pump was the result of an error by one of the utility’s contractors who was travelling in Russia at the time and accessing the SCADA system remotely. The report backs earlier conclusions by DHS cyber security teams that the failure of the pump at Curran-Gardner Public Water District in Springfield, IL, wasn’t the work of Russian cyber criminals or agents.




posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 05:13 PM
link   
reply to post by Daedal
 


Wow, so it may have come from Russia, but it was an employee error?
Do you think it was intentional by the media to blow it out of proportion, of course because that's what sells!
Good find.



posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 05:15 PM
link   
reply to post by Daedal
 


You know you have '666' posts.........spooky.



posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 06:37 PM
link   
reply to post by kellerphoenix
 


your face is spooky ! look j/k :p



as for the op . Thats great news its just a pump and nothing more lol. Heard alot of people tooting that hacker horn. Glad this one is put to bed . Hopefully thats the correct version haha



posted on Nov, 29 2011 @ 12:49 AM
link   
Why do I get the feeling that this little tidbit won't get anywhere the attention that the story got when it *was* believed to be Russian hackers? In most people's minds, it still IS Russian hackers....






top topics
 
2

log in

join