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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.
On Nov. 8, a municipal water district employee in Illinois noticed problems with the city’s water pump control system, and a technician determined the system had been remotely hacked into from a computer located in Russia, said Joe Weiss, an industry security expert who obtained a copy of an Illinois state fusion center report describing
Originally posted by jcord
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
There is no good reason for having SCADA or industrial control systems accessible through the Internet. This has happened way more than the public knows and has cost billions.
In a discussion I've had in the last 6 months or so with a friend, I posited to him that having Stuxnet "in the open" could lead to varietions of that virus being used to target other critical systems.Not saying that this is the case in this scenario, but it is certainly something which should be considered.
Thank you for bringing this to the forum for discussion.