A pump failure at an Illinois water plant was blamed on Russian hackers, but the FBI and DHS found no evidence to support a security breach. It was later discovered the "hack" was an authorized login from a man vacationing in Russia.
The Illinois water plant hacking scare that occurred in early November was actually just an authorized login from a remote location and unrelated to the pump failure five months later.
The "DHS and the FBI have found no evidence of a cyber intrusion into the SCADA system of the Curran-Gardner Public Water District in Springfield, Illinois." Unfortunately, questions still remain as to the root cause of the damage to the plant.
The control system of a water plant in Springfield, Illinois has been hacked, causing some damage to a water pump. A report claims that the hack originated from Russia, and the this marks the first hack of a SCADA system in the United States.