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CrazyRussian 2 points ago +2 / -0

Isn't it a crime to connect critical systems to public network? Or may be they use new fancy china-made electronic valve that works only via some shady cloud service to control lye amount?

So why the water treatment facility top managers are not in jail for stupidity?

Incompetence should be definitely declared a felony. But that will make impossible to throw such stupid false flags for authorities. So, authorities should be discarded first.

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pkvi [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Exactly.

Plus having worked with IT systems for some minor town sized infrastructure, there was NEVER a direct line of sight from network to application --> ONLY measurement systems were available. You CAN NOT control 99.9999% of major systems with valve control or the like from a non-hardlined system.

That said.. you can often times turn on or off systems from outside the hardline but to add or subtract from existing is never.

The Colonial Pipeline argument they keep using too is b/s since it was their fucking invoice system NOT their pipeline.

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CrazyRussian 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Colonial Pipeline argument they keep using too is b/s since it was their fucking invoice system NOT their pipeline.

That's another side of lying authorities. :) Pass lame upgrade or final death of poor never serviced 20year old webserver or accidental exploitation of unpatched vulnerability in public server by random bots as "cyberattack to infrastructure".

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pkvi [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Updating to Windows 11 could/should be a cyber attack

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pkvi [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Remember when the electrical grid and water supply was "the target" according to the government a few years ago. Its a favorite go to propaganda .. which is always their fault.