Report: Iranian hackers accessed NY dam control

Hackers linked to the Iranian government reportedly infiltrated the control system of a dam in Westchester County.

- Hackers linked to the Iranian government reportedly infiltrated the control system of a dam in Westchester County, New York, in 2013. The hackers supposedly got accesses to the Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye, according to the Wall Street Journal. The small structure is used for flood control.

"Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism around the globe, so this sort of behavior is par for the course," Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said in a statement. "An Iranian cyber-attack on a small dam in Rye is reason enough for concern, but when we look at other potential targets such as Indian Point or a natural gas pipeline running near Indian Point-like the proposed Spectra Algonquin Pipeline-it's clear that we must do more to assess and address potential vulnerabilities to a cyber-attack."

In the past year, several private firms have tied network hacks into the U.S. power grid to Russia and China.

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