According to a report at FreeBeacon.com, U.S. intelligence agencies traced a recent cyber intrusion into a sensitive infrastructure database to the Chinese government or military cyber warriors, according to U.S. officials.
China is preparing to conduct a Future Cyber Attack on the Electrical Power Grid and it will raise a new concern for the U.S. Army Corpsof Engineers’ National Inventory of Dams (NID).
According to the Intelligence reports, the Corps of Engineers’ National Inventory of Dams was hacked by an unauthorized user and the user believed to be from China, beginning in January and uncovered earlier this month.
SOME IMPORTANT POINTS
What the Database contains?
It contains sensitive Information on Vulnerabilities of Every Major Dam in the United States.
How much Dams are there in the United States?
8,100 major dams across waterways in the United States
The Unauthorized access is confirmed by a Corps of Engineers Spokesman (Pete Pierce), Let’s see what he said:
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is aware that access to the National Inventory of Dams (NID), to include sensitive fields of information not generally available to the public, was given to an unauthorized individual in January 2013 who was subsequently determined to not to have proper level of access for the information,”
“[U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] immediately revoked this user’s access to the database upon learning that the individual was not, in fact, authorized full access to the NID,”
The Corps is continuing to bolster and review security protocols governing access to the database, he added.
Reported at FreeBeacon.com
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