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Homeland Security Denies Hacker Responsibility For Water Utility Burn Out
2011-11-23 14:03:58

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI have denied allegations that a cyber intrusion caused an Illinois water utility to burn out. Claims were made last Friday that hackers managed to remotely compromise a central Illinois utility network and shutdown a water pump on November 8. The DHS and FBI dismissed the conclusions that it was the first cyber attack on a U.S. industrial system. "After detailed analysis, DHS and the FBI have found no evidence of a cyber intrusion into the...

Officials Investigating Water Network Cyberattack
2011-11-19 06:01:47

Claims that hackers managed to remotely compromise a central Illinois utility network and shut down a water pump on November 8 are being looked at by federal investigators, Reuters reported on Friday. In what reporters from that news agency are saying could be "the first known foreign cyber attack on an industrial system on U.S. soil," state police and the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center believe that hackers used credentials stolen by an unidentified American company...

Government Pre-Crime, Data Mining Operations Raising Privacy Concerns
2011-10-10 05:18:37

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is allowing members of the public to voluntarily participate in a new program that has been created to try and predict when an individual will commit a crime--or possibly engage in terroristic activities--Declan McCullagh of CNET reported Friday. McCullagh said that an internal document originating from Homeland Security, obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) under the Freedom of Information Act, reveals "efforts to 'collect,...


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