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Hackers target railroads
« on: January 29, 2012, 05:58:31 PM »

Hackers, possibly from abroad, executed an attack on a Northwest rail company's computers that disrupted railway signals for two days in December, according to a government memo recapping outreach with the transportation sector during the emergency.

On Dec. 1, train service on the unnamed railroad "was slowed for a short while" and rail schedules were delayed about 15 minutes after the interference, stated a Transportation Security Administration summary of a Dec. 20 meeting about the episode obtained by Nextgov. The following day, shortly before rush hour, a "second event occurred" that did not affect schedules, TSA officials added. The agency is responsible for protecting all U.S. transportation systems, not just airports.

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Re: Hackers target railroads
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 06:08:08 PM »
Was wondering how long it would be before this happened.  Something like this is real dangerous.  Sound like they need better people working on stopping this.  They sign you up yet John?