Public utility compromised after brute-force attack, DHS says

    Date21 May 2014
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    A public utility in the U.S. was compromised after attackers took advantage of a weak password security system, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security team that studies cyberattacks against critical infrastructure. The utility's control system was accessible via Internet-facing hosts and used a simple password system, wrote the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) in a report on incidents covering the first quarter of this year.
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