24 Mar 2016 at 12:19, John Leyden
Hackers infiltrated a water utility’s control system and changed the levels of chemicals being used to treat tap water, we’re told.
The cyber-attack is documented in this month’s IT security breach report (available here, registration required) from Verizon Security Solutions. The utility in question is referred to using a pseudonym, Kemuri Water Company, and its location is not revealed.
A “hacktivist” group with ties to Syria compromised Kemuri Water Company’s computers after exploiting unpatched web vulnerabilities in its internet-facing customer payment portal, it is reported.