This story is not getting much traction in the media but it is something that is very disturbing.
From the Washington Post:
Foreign hackers broke into a water plant control system in Illinois last week and damaged a water pump in what appears to be the first reported case of a malicious cyber attack damaging a critical computer system in the United States, according to an industry expert.
On Nov. 8, a municipal water district employee in Illinois noticed problems with the city’s water pump control system, and a technician determined the system had been remotely hacked into from a computer located in Russia, said Joe Weiss, an industry security expert who obtained a copy of an Illinois state fusion center report describing the incident.
“This is a big deal,” said Weiss. The report stated it is unknown how many other systems might be affected.
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that a water plant in Springfield, Ill. had been damaged, but spokesman Peter Boogaard said officials had not yet determined that the water pump failure was caused by a cyber-attack. “DHS and the FBI are gathering facts surrounding the report of a water pump failure in Springfield, Illinois. At this time there is no credible corroborated data that indicates a risk to critical infrastructure entities or a threat to public safety,” he said.
Problems with the system in Springfield had been observed for two to three months and recently the system “would power on and off, resulting in the burnout of a water pump,” the Nov. 10 report from the statewide terrorism and intelligence center stated, according to Weiss, who read the report to The Washington Post.
According to the report, hackers apparently broke into a software company’s database and retrieved user names and passwords of various control systems that run water plant computer equipment. Using that data, they were able to hack into the plant in Illinois, Weiss said.
This is very disturbing because we are no prepared. Not only is American infrastructure vulnerable to this type of hacking but much of this equipment that might be targeted is not made in America anymore.
These types of incidents are only going to increase in the next few years. As a nation we are going to have to deal with these. The question for us to decide is who do we want in the Oval Office responding to the next incident like this.
One thing is for certain, we do not want Barack Obama to be the one making those decisions.
What makes you think that a capitalist can't be a true conservative?
I didn't say that a capitalist CAN'T be a true conservative - I said that Mitt Romney is much more of a capitalist than he is a conservative. I don't question his claim to being a conservative; I question the PERCENTAGE of his makeup, beliefs, and policies that would be defined as being conservative. Compared to someone like, oh, Herman Cain - Mitt is about a 30-40% conservative. Compared to John Huntsman, Mitt is practically a Founding Father.
New issue, new worry. It is constant, and the byline "Something To Be Concerned About", are you kidding?? My God, we are all going crazy with all this corruption, collusion, communist Group in charge. Yes, I agree, it is another thing to be alamed about, and the Alarms are getting louder and louder. I hope and pray constantly that we be delivered from this Evil, but it takes all of us, demanding it!
Every time there is a massive fire that burns millions of acres I always wonder whether it's terrorism.
In most cases its natures way of cleaning the grounds up and get rid of old grass and bushs.....When it get dry like it has in TX more will burn until it gets to green grass then stops. But its natures way of cleaning house....
There have been reports that the fires Arizona dealt with were started by illegals crossing over. Supposedly there was evidence found but not much was aired.
However I agree with you that most cases are nature's way of taking care of business.
Remember these Quotes:
9. “No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.” –making an off-hand joke during an appearance on “The Tonight Show”, March 19, 2009 Barack Obama
10. ” Jul 26, 2009 … Yes, America, we are entering a very scary time for our country and its’ … “America is the greatest country on Earth and we are going to change it.” Barack Obama
12 “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.” –-Sarah Palin, in a message posted on Facebook about Obama’s health care plan, Aug.http://dancingczars.wordpress.com/quotes/