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Iranian Hacking Of New York Dam Signals Wider Cyber Threat

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Iranian Hacking Of New York Dam Signals Wider Cyber Threat


This article was posted on Tuesday, 12:47, UTC.

A classified incident where Iranian hackers infiltrated a dam less than 20 miles from New York City two years ago underscores a major threat to the U.S. power grid, factories, pipelines, bridges and dams, according to a front-page story in today’s Wall Street Journal. The story notes the incident occurred amidst concerns that the Iranians had attacked U.S. banks. The dam breach came a few years after U.S. spies damaged an Iranian nuclear facility using a computer worm. Unlike a conventional war, a cyber attack can be hard to track. In the case of the New York dam, investigators first thought…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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