Cyber Incident on Water Treatment Plant

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Cyber Incident on Water Treatment Plant

Author: Paresh Kerai

The New York Times and the Wired news report stated that a water treatment plant in the US was compromised by an attacker remotely.

Reports state that the attacker managed to compromise a remote system with access to the water treatment facilities that controlled chemical levels on the plant.

The attacked system had the capability for any user from the internet to access it for plant maintenance and system monitoring purposes and only had basic security controls such as username and password.

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