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Hacker Says Texas Town Used Three Character Password To Secure Internet Facing SCADA System

In an e-mail interview with Threatpost, the hacker who compromised software used to manage water infrastructure for South Houston, Texas, said the district had HMI (human machine interface) software used to manage water and sewage infrastructure accessible to the Internet and used a password that was just three characters long to protect the system, making it easy picking for a remote attack.


SAN FRANCISCO–If you are in business long enough, you’re going to get hacked and you’re going to have to call the cops. Maybe you’ll need their help finding the perpetrators of a crime in which your business was victimized. Maybe employees will have conducted a crime involving IT, or maybe you’ll simply be asked to help investigate a crime conducted against someone else. The fact is: your business will engage with law enforcement at some point, and you better be prepared. Sadly, few businesses today are. 

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