25 Nov '11, 5pm

Illinois Water Utility Wasn't Hacked, Feds Say - Greentech Media (blog)

Illinois Water Utility Wasn't Hacked, Feds Say - Greentech Media (blog)

The Department of Homeland Security is denying that hackers broke into an Illinois water utility SCADA system and caused a water pump to self-destruct. But the cybersecurity expert who leaked the initial government report is standing by his sources . That’s the latest out of the unfolding saga of what may, or may not, be the first malicious cyberattack on U.S. utility infrastructure — or, maybe, just a broken-down water pump. The story came out last week after Joe Weiss, managing partner of cybersecurity firm Applied Control Solutions in Cupertino, Calif., reported it on his blog . Weiss cited a Nov. 10 disclosure from the Illinois State Terrorism and Intelligence Center (STIC), regarding an investigation into why a water pump at the Curran-Gardner Township Public Water District had broken down. The report found that utility workers had observed minor glitches in the SCADA...

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