Chinese hackers take over fake water utility

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Chinese hackers thought to be linked to the country’s government were caught breaking into a United States water plant — without realising it was a decoy set up by a security researcher.

The MIT Technology Review said the project by Trend Micro security researcher Kyle Wilhoit shows the attacks, which took place in December last year by means of an infected Word document, represent “the most significant proof” of people actively trying to exploit vulnerabilities in industrial control systems (ICS).

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