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[ NNSquad ] Comedy of Errors Led to False "Water Pump Hack" Report

Comedy of Errors Led to False "Water Pump Hack" Report

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   "Even though Mimlitz's username was connected to the Russian IP address
    in the SCADA log, no one from the fusion center bothered to call him
    to ask if he had logged in to the system from Russia. Instead, the
    center released a report on Nov. 10 titled "Public Water District
    Cyber Intrusion" that connected the broken water pump to the Russian
    log-in five months earlier, inexplicably stating that the intruder
    from Russia had turned the SCADA system on and off, causing the pump
    to burn out.  "And at that point all hell broke loose," Craven said."

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"Oh Boy!  We get to announce a Foreign CYBER-ATTACK!  Maybe Terrorists
conducting a dry run on a small water system! -- That's what the
"experts" will say on TV!  Don't bother with the reality checks, that
could spoil all the fun!"

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com 
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Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com