Illinois water pump shutdown not a cyber attack, FBI says

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 7:37am EST

Federal officials have ruled out a cyber attack as the cause of a water pump failure in Illinois. Homeland Security Spokesman Chris Ortman said that initial reports showed that the problem might have been caused by a hacker from Russia. But, that information was based on raw, unconfirmed data.

The Associated Press reported that analysis by DHS and the FBI found no evidence of a cyber intrusion or any other malicious activity.

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