OT Attack on Bowman Avenue Dam Illustrates Vulnerability of the U.S. Infrastructure

September 29, 2022


Extensive information about the Bowman Avenue dam in Rye, New York state was taken by the hackers. The hacker broke into the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system of the New York dam by exploiting a susceptible modem connection. While there are multiple theories behind the intention of the attack, the hackers wouldn't have been able to do any damage at that time because the sluice gate had been manually disconnected for maintenance. An investigation pointed to Iran as the likely source of the attack. This and similar attacks seemed intent on gathering detailed information, including engineering drawings, about networks and facilities.

Incident Date

June 1, 2013

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Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source