Schumer Will Ask DHS To Investigate Hacktivist Breach Of Rye Brook Dam

Senator Chuck Schumer held a press conference today in Rye Brook calling on the Department of Homeland Security to investigate how hackers were able to break into the Bowman Avenue Dam’s cyber system in 2013. The Iranian hacktivist group called, SOBH Cyber Jihad, claimed responsibility for the attack from two years ago and vowed to release the technical information obtained from the breach. According to reports, the hackers never manipulated the dam itself, however had access to usernames and passwords in the six times the group breached the system. Senator Schumer said, “this cyberattack surely serves as a bucket of ice water to the face,” raising questions about web-based operating systems used throughout the community which can leave them vulnerable to attacks.

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