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SCADA system hacked

Friday, November 18th, 2011

It used to be that nobody in their right mind would connect mission critical SCADA systems to the Internet. That was certainly the “accepted best practice” many years ago when I used to do pen tests.

It seems that some people these days place convenience over security, and the result is predictable: hacked SCADA systems and disruption to physical infrastructure.

Attack on City Water Station Destroys Pump

Given the fun the Iranians have been having with Stuxnet, you’d think people would be smarter than that…