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hd79
11-19-2011, 10:30 PM
A foreign cyberattack on the computer control systems of an Illinois water utility system earlier this month burned out a water pump, according to a recent state report. The attack may be the first known attempt to successfully destroy a piece of critical US infrastructure, say industrial control-system experts.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies are investigating the Nov. 8 cyberattack, said Peter Boogaard, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in a written statement. The name of the utility was not released.

The implications of the attack could be far broader than just wrecking a single pump. Hackers may have also stolen passwords and other information needed to gain access to many more water utility control systems across the United States, according to the Nov. 10 report by the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center, a federal-state cooperative venture. Some of its details were revealed Thursday on the blog of Joe Weiss, president of Applied Control Solutions and a control-system security expert.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/1118/Cyberattack-on-Illinois-water-utility-may-confirm-Stuxnet-warnings

And there is also this:


Trojan Keylogger Infests US Drone Airbase


The base from which the US Air Force directs its 'remote-killing' drone aircraft has become infested with Trojans, Wired magazine has reported. According to the story, an unidentified keylogger Trojan has infected the computer systems at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada used to fly the drones on missions over countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan, causing no operation problems but plenty of anxiety.
The Trojan has so far resisted attempts to remove it permanently, affecting both classified and unclassified systems at the base.
"We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back. We think it's benign. But we just don't know," Wired quoted sources at the base as saying.
http://www.csoonline.com/article/691477/trojan-keylogger-infests-us-drone-airbase


So we have a Trojan attack on our Drone system, and our top people can't eradicate it???



And then later on we have a attack on our infrastructure in Illinois which burns out a water pump?

Those who saw "Live Free or Die Hard", get ready. It's already here and happening.

CosmicRocker
11-20-2011, 09:26 AM
we've BEEN having cyber-attacks, nothing new here, China hacked into our military, and go plans for advanced fighters, and some other stuff ( have to look for it).

I don't want utilities hacked, the drones?? well i can't get too upset about that. Hate the damn things.
But this is going to be a contiual problem.

hd79
11-20-2011, 10:58 AM
Yeah the military attacks have been occurring for awhile, or at least the attempts, though the one with the Drones sounds as though it was successful, but I believe this was the first reported attack on one of our infrastructure systems, which is very troubling.

CosmicRocker
11-20-2011, 11:59 AM
Yeah the military attacks have been occurring for awhile, or at least the attempts, though the one with the Drones sounds as though it was successful, but I believe this was the first reported attack on one of our infrastructure systems, which is very troubling.
get used to it, is all I can say. everything - including utilities runs on some kind of system.

This is the downside to the digital age.

Keyser Soze
11-20-2011, 12:00 PM
Our infrastructure vulnerability has been an open 'secret' for at least a decade and nothing has been done, to my knowledge (which I admit is limited), to prevent China from shutting down our power grid...for instance.

jamaicamecrazy
11-25-2011, 01:51 AM
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/1118/Cyberattack-on-Illinois-water-utility-may-confirm-Stuxnet-warnings

And there is also this:

http://www.csoonline.com/article/691477/trojan-keylogger-infests-us-drone-airbase


So we have a Trojan attack on our Drone system, and our top people can't eradicate it???



And then later on we have a attack on our infrastructure in Illinois which burns out a water pump?

Those who saw "Live Free or Die Hard", get ready. It's already here and happening.

Highly recommend reading this piece (http://ip-address-lookup-v4.com/article/cyberterrorism.php) which also quotes the story above

Keyser Soze
11-25-2011, 09:04 AM
Welcome jamaicamecrazy. Thanks for the link.

You wouldn't be related to icantinaturner are you?

Bill Cosby
11-25-2011, 10:29 PM
Highly recommend reading this piece (http://ip-address-lookup-v4.com/article/cyberterrorism.php) which also quotes the story above


Welcome aboard MON!!!!!

Warden
11-26-2011, 03:09 AM
Yep, and the real problems started with Stuxnet (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/world/middleeast/16stuxnet.html?pagewanted=all). Even our own US nuclear power plants have been affected.

What a "great" ally, Christ, our enemies haven't done as much damage as Israel has. We need to re think this whole "ally" business. It's going to be the end of this country.

Vilifier of Zombies
11-26-2011, 03:21 PM
Anyone who's read Snooki Racist's or nondual's guinea worm's posts already knows cyberterrorism/spam has been around for quite some time now...

jamaicamecrazy
11-29-2011, 05:57 PM
Welcome jamaicamecrazy. Thanks for the link.

You wouldn't be related to icantinaturner are you?

omg I broke my brain, what the hell is icantinaturner, I tried everything possible

Thanks for the welcome!

Bill Cosby
11-29-2011, 10:16 PM
??? Is that Ike & Tina Turner??? LOL