Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Latest FBI Statement On Alleged Illinois Water Company Attack

I just received the following update on the alleged Illinois Water Company attack that was released to the media by Joe Weiss. It appears to be a case of jumping too quickly to a conclusion with little to no corroborating evidence. I have an article coming out today for Slate on this issue but here's the ICS-CERT/FBI UPDATE in full:

After detailed analysis, DHS and the FBI have found no evidence of a cyber intrusion into the SCADA system of the Curran-Gardner Public Water District in Springfield, Illinois.

There is no evidence to support claims made in the initial Fusion Center report - which was based on raw, unconfirmed data and subsequently leaked to the media - that any credentials were stolen, or that the vendor was involved in any malicious activity that led to a pump failure at the water plant.  In addition, DHS and FBI have concluded that there was no malicious traffic from Russia or any foreign entities, as previously reported.

Analysis of the incident is ongoing and additional relevant information will be released as it becomes available.

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