SCADA, SCADA Everywhere…

Weak LinkThe deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, Michael Welch, says hackers recently accessed the infrastructure of three cities through SCADA systems.  The hackers could theoretically have dumped sewage into a lake or shut off the power to a shopping mall.  At least one attack is being cast as a “a tease to law enforcement and the local city administration, saying ‘I’m here, what are you going to do about it”. 

Welch would not clarify whether these attacks were related to an earlier SCADA attack on a water facility in Springfield, Illinois, which the Department of Homeland Security denied.