Power Grids and Dams...Vulnerabilities

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  1. CarmelEyesD

    CarmelEyesD Active Member

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    A couple of articles to think about...

    AP Investigation: US power grid vulnerable to foreign hacks; public often kept in the dark.

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Security researchers were tracking a breach at a California university when they stumbled onto a bigger problem: Cyber-attackers had opened a pathway into the networks running the United States' power grid.

    Digital clues pointed to Iranian hackers. And researchers found that the hackers had taken engineering drawings of dozens of power plants.

    http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/59461374-story





    Former official: Iranians hacked into NY dam
    Hackers managed to get control of flood gates, former official says..

    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Iranian hackers breached a dam outside of New York in 2013, according to a former official, managing to get control of the flood gates.

    The previously undisclosed cyberattack was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

    According to a former official familiar with the 2013 investigation into the attack, the hack of Bowman Avenue Dam near Rye Brook, New York, was not a sophisticated intrusion, but a test by Iranian hackers to see what they could access.

    The breach occurred during the same time frame that Iranian hackers were targeting U.S. financial institutions.

    The previously undisclosed cyberattack was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.




    http://www.wcvb.com/politics/former...ebook&utm_source=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content
     
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    Tulessa Active Member

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    This sort of attack worries me to death. Can you imagine the destruction?
     
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    CarmelEyesD Active Member

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    Absolutely...
     

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