Infrastructure hacking isn't a new thing, New York dam lost in 2013

Iranian hackers took full control over a New York dam in 2013, latest reports say.

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Published Tue, Dec 22 2015 10:34 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

While we wrote that relatively small 'Western Nations' such as Australia are under possible infrastructure hacker threat due to low-security measures, news has come to light that a New York dam was infiltrated by Iranian hackers back in 2013.

Infrastructure hacking isn't a new thing, New York dam lost in 2013 | TweakTown.com

With the dam being located no more than 20 miles from New York City, this Iranian hack likely came around thanks to Leon Panetta, ex-Defense Secretary, calling out Iran's hacking prowess in October 2012, putting Governments on high alert for possible hacker threats. With this hack taking place and being kept under the covers until recently, it's just one example of how infrastructure infiltration is a very real threat.

This classified dam is one of the very few public accounts of infrastructure control loss, with all major suppliers of electricity, sewage, water and more all linked to the internet.

NEWS SOURCE:wsj.com

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