Hackers hack into the Control System of US water utility and Destroyed pump

 Hackers hack into the Control System of US city water utility and destroyed a pump. According to the Joe Weiss, a managing partner for Applied Control Solutions report , hackers hacked into the maker of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition(SCDA) software used by the utility and stole customers user id and Passwords. The Intruders launched the attack using Russian based IP address.

The hackers were discovered on Nov. 8 when a water district employee noticed problems in the city’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA). The system kept turning on and off, resulting in the burnout of a water pump.

Forensic evidence indicates that the hackers may have been in the system as early as September, according to the “Public Water District Cyber Intrusion” report, released by the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center on November 10.

The theft of credentials raises the possibility that other customers using the vendor’s SCADA system may be targeted as well.


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