Wednesday, November 23, 2011

After Dozens of Stories About Hacked Utility, The FBI and DHS Say All is Well

Nothing to see here. Move along. FBI: No evidence of water system hack destroying pump • The Register Do you get the impression that the government is trying to downplay the danger?
Federal officials said there's no evidence to support a report that hackers destroyed a pump used by an Illinois-based water utility after gaining unauthorized access to the computer system it used to operate its machinery.
So all the early reports about how this utility and hundreds of other utilities around the country are vulnerable can all be disregarded. (Short message = All is well. We are in charge.)

So who do you believe, the FBI, DHS, or Computerworld and various hackers?

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