DHS: Hackers infiltrate public utility

Story highlights

  • The company's computer network was recently compromised, a homeland security report said
  • It was able to repel the hacking, but entrance was gained through the Web
  • Attempts to infiltrate critical infrastructure, like utilities, is a 21st-century national security concern
Hackers recently compromised the computer network of a U.S. public utility, according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security.
"A public utility was recently compromised when a sophisticated threat actor gained unauthorized access to its control system network," according to the recently published report from the DHS' Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team.
The online infiltration of critical infrastructure, including power and water facilities, has become a 21st century national security concern.
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