[ISN] Railroad Association Says Hack Memo Was Inaccurate

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:23:25 -0600 (CST)

By Kim Zetter
Threat Level
January 26, 2012

A government memo saying a railway was hacked in a targeted attack was 
incorrect, according to a spokeswoman for the Association of American 

“There was no targeted computer-based attack on a railroad,” according 
to spokeswoman Holly Arthur. “The memo on which the story was based has 
numerous inaccuracies.”

Asked if there was an “untargeted” incident that disrupted train service 
nonetheless, Arthur declined to comment, leaving the public in the dark 
about what exactly was right and wrong in the memo.

A DHS spokesman had previously told Threat Level on Tuesday that the 
incident wasn’t a “targeted” attack, but refused to provide additional 
details to explain the exact nature of the incident that affected the 
railway service.

Sources, who asked not to be identified, have told Threat Level that the 
person who wrote the memo misunderstood what was said about the incident 
in a meeting and wrote that it was a targeted attack focused on the 
railway, when in fact it was not targeted at the railroad.


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