Illinois SCADA Breach Update

Weak LinkAccording to NetWorkWorld, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are stating that there was no security breach at the Illinois water treatment plant.  Apparently, everything is peaches and rainbows, there is no Russian plot to burn out water pumps, and there is no evidence to back up claims that the unnamed software vendor had to deal with any sort of credential compromise.  Federal agencies didn’t offer any alternative reasons for the pump problem.

The federal statement provided is at odds with a statement made by the chairman of the water authority, Don Craver, to Chicago’s WLS-TV.  “There’s some indication there was a breach of some sort into a software program — the SCADA system — that allows remote access to the wells, and the pumps, and those sorts of things,” Craver is quoted as saying.

I guess we will just have to wait and see what develops.  Personally, I hope there WAS no breach.  I will sleep, bathe and drink with more ease…