Feds investigating 'pump failure' as poss cyber attack

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  1. axial

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    Feds investigating Illinois 'pump failure' as possible cyber attack

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/18/us/cyber-attack-investigation/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
     
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    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.bb560ae65a071dc80a1c88fdc371ec35.d51&show_article=1
     
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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-57327968-245/hacker-says-he-broke-into-texas-water-plant-others/
     
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    Oh dear Lord, they're going to turn this into another Anonymous thing :rolleyes: I hope they realize that every numbnut with a Guy Fawkes mask isn't Anon. Hell, half of Anon really isn't Anon, but just a bunch of really stupid people with too much time on their hands. As for this attack, I'm hoping this wakes more people up and they start actually trying to fix these massive vulnerabilities. Forget pranksters and terrorists getting into military structures/equipment, the civilian infrastructure is what is at most danger, and what will be targeted more and more.

    I'm not going to hate on the guy, yes, what he did was wrong, but hell, he's right too. There are far too many things, not just in the U.S, but the world connected to the Internet, that have no damn business being connected to it. The world has flown aircraft, driven cars, received clean water, heat and air conditioning, had healthcare and operated every part of common and necessary national infrastructure...all without the Internet for decades.

    So, why in the world is it so necessary now? The Internet can barely handle what it was meant for, and it cant even do it securely.
     
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    Lulz :D

    SHTWMI = Dumber than Dumb :thumbd:

     
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    You had to be a fool not to expect that response. They're scrambling, people are being told to keep their mouths shut, and there is a lot of sweat pouring off a lot of embarrassed faces.
     
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    SCADA Expert Accesses Illinois Utility from Russia, Not Hackers

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/SCAD...-Utility-From-Russia-Not-Hackers-237716.shtml

     
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