August 04, 2013
Chinese Hackers Take Over Decoy Water Control System

A Chinese hacking group accused this February of being tied to the Chinese army was caught last December infiltrating a decoy water control system for a U.S. municipality, a researcher revealed on Wednesday.

Kyle Wilhoit of Trend Micro set up the decoy system. He thinks real water control systems have been compromised and their operators do not know it. The article paints a picture of many groups breaking into industrial control systems online.

Hopefully most of the infiltrating groups associated with governments aren't going to use the power they get over these systems except in event of a war. One wonders under what scenarios they use their remote control capabilities. My guess is much more active use is made of financial records, design documents, business plans, and software source code.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2013 August 04 09:42 AM 


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