Report: Iran hacked into a New York dam in 2013

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Iranian hackers gained access to suburban NYC dam in 2013, report says.

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Iranian cyberspies infiltrated the control system of a small dam less than 20 miles from New York City two years ago, sparking concerns that reached to the White House, according to U.S. officials. The Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Homeland Security believes the hackers infiltrated the Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye Brook, N.Y. through a cellular modem. America’s power grid, factories, pipelines, bridges and dams are largely unprotected on the Internet, and—unlike in a traditional war—it can be difficult to know where or whether an opponent has struck.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration, pushing to support international trade with Iran, has advised the country’s rulers not to worry about new U.S. legislation that clamps visa restrictions on people who have traveled to Iran. The incident amid attacks by hackers linked to Iran’s government against the websites of U.S. banks and illustrates a prime concern of American officials: how to protect vulnerable American infrastructure from cyberattacks. In his first interview since he was charged last week for allegedly misleading investors in his hedge funds and raiding a public company to cover the losses, Martin Shkreli told the Journal he had been targeted by authorities for his much-criticized drug-price hikes and over-the-top public persona. “The indictment itself is lacking rigor. Full offer terms and conditions apply – see www.theaustralian.com.au for full details. * Value calculated as at 24/11/15.Offer includes a free Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8” Tablet Model SM-T350NZAAXSA (WiFi Only).Please be aware introductory offers must be purchased before 18 December 2015 for delivery before Christmas Day.

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