Russian hackers hit US water treatment systems – India


22 NOV 2011

Russian hackers hit US water treatment systems by remotely destroying pump

Washington: 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.

 

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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.According to Joe Weiss, who advises utilities on how to protect themselves against hackers, the attack, which is being investigated by the FBI and the US Department For Homeland Security (DHS), has been traced to a computer in Russia, the Daily Mail reports.

The hack first came to light after Weiss, of Applied Control Solutions, posted on his blog quotations taken from a report by the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center.

The report said hackers obtained access using stolen login names and passwords.

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