BBC
December 13, 2011

The infrastructure systems of three US cities have been attacked, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

At a recent cybersecurity conference, Michael Welch, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division, said hackers had accessed crucial water and power services.

The hackers could theoretically have dumped sewage into a lake or shut off the power to a shopping mall, he said.

Industrial control systems are becoming an increasing target for hackers.

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