US public utility compromised by brute-force cyber attack

“A major US public utility was compromised by a brute-force attack that managed to bypass security settings and infiltrate systems, it has been revealed.
The incident was made public by the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), which forms part of the US Department for Homeland Security (DoHS).
In an update on activities for the first quarter of 2014 (PDF) the CERT team revealed that it worked with the unnamed utility to analyse the attack type and methods used and provide post-event mitigation.”

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