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Iranian hackers breached New York dam causing White House alarm

Iranian hackers breached New York dam causing White House alarm

Via The Telegraph

Iranian hackers breached the control system of a dam near New York City in 2013 causing alarm in the White House about the security of America's infrastructure.

The 20ft-tall Bowman Avenue Dam is about 20 miles from New York and is used for flood control. Hackers gained access to it through a cellular modem, US officials told the Wall Street Journal.

Hackers did not take over operation of the dam and caused no disruption, but were able to discover how its computer systems worked and examine what defences were in place against a cyber attack.

The dam incident, which had not been previously disclosed, happened at a time when hackers linked to the Iraniangovernment were also attacking US bank websites.

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