U.S. to blame Iran for cyber attack on small NY dam

March 10, 2016

The Obama administration is planning to publicly blame Iranian hackers for a 2013 cyber attack against a small dam in New York state, CNN reported on Thursday.

Citing unnamed U.S. officials familiar with the investigation, the network said the Justice Department had prepared an indictment and an announcement could come in the next week.

U.S. officials say the hackers gained access only to some back office systems, not the operational system of the Bowman Avenue Dam, a flood control system around 30 miles (50 km) north of New York City, and the attack was not considered sophisticated, CNN said.

A Justice Department spokesman said he had no comment about the report.

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