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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Iranians Hacked US Dam

Iranians Hacked US Dam

Iranians Hacked US Dam

Added: Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
According to the reports, two years ago the Iranian hackers have breached the control system of a dam not far from New York City, raising concerns about the security of the US infrastructure as a whole. This reportedly occurred at the Bowman Avenue dam in Rye, New York – a small structure used for flood control.

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It turned out that the hackers gained access to the dam 20 miles away from New York City via a cellular modem, according to an unclassified DHS summary of the incident that didn’t mention the type of infrastructure. Actually, the dam is really very small – it is a 20-foot-tall concrete slab across Blind Brook, about 5 miles from Long Island Sound. The FBI agents visited the dam two years ago to question the city’s information-technology manager about a hacking incident. Perhaps, such attention was due to the fact that the dam breach was difficult to pin down, and federal investigators might have thought the hackers originally targeted a much larger dam in Oregon.

The incident took place when hackers linked to the Iranian government were attacking American bank websites in retaliation to the US spies damaging an Iranian nuclear facility with the Stuxnet worm. Overall, the security breach fuelled concerns about many of the old computers controlling infrastructure, and the US government was notified of the infiltration. According to the reports, there are more than 57,000 industrial control systems connected to the Internet in the US, so such concerns are not without a reason.

In the meantime, Homeland Security representative would not confirm the hack, only saying that the department’s 24-hour cybersecurity information-sharing hub and an emergency response team cover the threats and vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure.


Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Thursday, December 24th, 2015



Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

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posted by (2015-12-24 19:23:12)
kingtiger01 avatarI think i should state the obvious. Why was a part of are nations infrastructure exposed to the internet directly.

I could understand if it was on a intranet, connected to a primary hub elsewhere. with no direct access. - but what idiot thought it would be a good idea to expose anything important to the internet.

If some one can try to hack it, they will for the sake of so. The days of Security-by-Obscurity are over.

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posted by (2015-12-26 17:07:37)
Mike_Oxhard avatarKingtiger01 said "I think i should state the obvious. Why was a part of are nations infrastructure exposed to the internet directly." Unfortunately, there are many idiots at management levels in government who think they need to be able to monitor every dam thing on their home computer. See what I did there? A dam got hacked so I used the word dam as an adjective. Haha! As long as these dam idiots (oops, I did it again) continue to be such power hungry control freaks, OUR infrastructure will continue to be at risk. I think it's important to remember that this dam was paid for with tax dollars and the dam managers are responsible for the security of the control system. There needs to be an investigation, and somebody needs to lose their dam job(s) over this.

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posted by (2015-12-28 14:57:19)
buma129 avatardam right mike

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posted by ET junkieTurtle (2015-12-28 17:13:50)
kidcanvas avatarojackss can give them a few billion more to help screw us more



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