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Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Russian cyber criminals destroyed a pump used to supply water to thousands of homes in Illinois, United States, by remotely turning it on and off quickly.
The incident, which took place on November 8, sets a worrying precedent for security officials, particularly after another hacker has since claimed to have taken control of a second US facility.
Department of Homeland Security came out and said “No, it was not hacked, it was a malfunction!”. Though if you read the statements provided by the employee’s at the water system, it sure sounded like someone had figured out a way to change the speed of the motor, causing it to burn out. They had also said that it was hacked by a computer in Russia.
A pump was damaged after hackers from Russia got into a water plant control system in Illinois last week.
The Department of Homeland Security and FBI today dismissed the conclusions of a report that a cyber intrusion caused a pump at an Illinois water utility to burn out. But the statement doesn't explain why an Illinois state terrorism intelligence center would say it was a hacker when it wasn't.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
Why the hell is such a system online anyway? That should be a closed network. Reminds me of the cyber terrorist experts who claimed someone could open the flood gates to hoover dam. Real hackers laughed at that notion pointing out that such a system is a closed one.
Originally posted by butcherguy
This is at least the fourth thread I have seen about this in the last two weeks.
Originally posted by jonnywhite
Maybe next time the russian's can shutdown our barber shops.
Or better... shut off our TV's so we don't have to listen to talking heads anymore.